Anyways, in my youth group years I attended a Church where we often fought against the legalism that can come with memorizing verses (not that there's anything wrong with a Bible Bowl, but our intentions are sometimes skewed), so I've never really grasped the value of the practice. But lately, it seems like everywhere I go people are encouraging memorizing Scripture. So I'm going to start. I encourage you to join me! I'm excited to see where it leads.
"Yes, Lord, walking in the way of Your laws, we wait for You; Your Name and Your renown are the desire of our hearts. My soul yearns for You in the night; in the morning my spirit longs for You. When Your judgments come upon the earth, the people of the world learn righteousness." - Isaiah 26:8-9