Here they are...


Decades ago I scoured the Bible for passages to memorize, and here they are...


Seek and you will find (Matthew 7:7)

Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you.


The book of the law (Joshua 1:8)

This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success.


Death, then judgment (Hebrews 9:27)

It is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment.


No condemnation. (Romans 8:1)

There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.


The power of God unto salvation (Romans 1:16)

For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth. . . .


What must I do to be saved? (Acts 16:30,31)

What must I do to be saved? . . . Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house.


Godly sorrow. (2 Corinthians 7:10)

Godly sorrow worketh repentance to salvation and leaves no regret.


The fulness of the Godhead. (Colossians 2:9)

In him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily.


God will not hear. (Isaiah 59:2)

Your iniquities have separated between you and your God, and your sins have hid his face from you, that he will not hear.


The God of heaven and earth. (Joshua 2:11)

The LORD your God, he is God in heaven above, and in earth beneath.


The Word of God. (Hebrews 4:12)

The word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.


Let us come boldly. (Hebrews 4:16)

Let us . . . come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.


In Christ, a new creation. (2 Corinthians 5:17)

If any man be in Christ, he is a new creation: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.


Ask, believe, receive. (Mark 11:24)

What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them.


Without faith it is impossible to please God. (Hebrews 11:6)

Without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.


Christ Jesus came to save sinners. (1 Timothy 1:15)

Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners; of whom I am chief.


Man does not live by bread alone. (Deuteronomy 8:3)

Man doth not live by bread only, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of the LORD doth man live.


My thoughts are not your thoughts. (Isaiah 55:8,9)

My thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the LORD. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.


All things were created by Him. (Colossians 1:16)

By him [the Son] were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him.


A new heart. (Ezekiel 36:26)

A new heart also will I give you, and a new spirit will I put within you: and I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh, and I will give you an heart of flesh.


Yesterday, today, and forever. (Hebrews 13:8)

Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever.


A future and a hope. (Jeremiah 29:11)

I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the LORD, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.


God's word will not return void. (Isaiah 55:11)

So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.


All things through Christ. (Philippians 4:13)

I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.


Always be ready to give an answer. (1 Peter 3:15)

Always be ready to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear.


The fruit of the Spirit. (Galatians 5:22,23)

The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance.


Scripture is inspired by God. (2 Timothy 3:16,17)

All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works.


Oh that men would praise the LORD. (Psalms 107:8)

Oh that men would praise the LORD for his goodness, and for his wonderful works to the children of men!


Be strong and of good courage. (Joshua 1:9)

Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the LORD thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest.


The image of the invisible God. (Colossians 1:15)

He [the Son] is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation.


Above all that we ask or think. (Ephesians 3:20)

To Him [Christ] who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think.


Fear the LORD. (1 Samuel 12:24)

Fear the LORD, and serve him in truth with all your heart; for consider how great things he hath done for you.


Keep the charge of the LORD. (1 Kings 2:3)

Keep the charge of the LORD thy God, to walk in his ways, to keep his statutes, and his commandments, and his judgments, and his testimonies, as it is written in the law of Moses, that thou mayest prosper in all that thou doest, and whithersoever thou turnest thyself.


Good and adversity from God. (Job 2:10)

Shall we indeed accept good from God, and shall we not accept adversity?


I will not leave you. (Joshua 1:5)

I [the LORD] will not leave you nor forsake you.


Give, and it will be given to you. (Luke 6:38)

Give, and it will be given to you: good measure, pressed down, shaken together, and running over. . . . For with the same measure that you use, it will be measured back to you.


Be not conformed to this world. (Romans 12:2)

Be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.


God has sealed us. (2 Corinthians 1:22)

[God] has sealed us and given us the Spirit in our hearts as a guarantee.


We become the righteousness of God. (2 Corinthians 5:21)

He [God] hath made him [Christ] to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.


Every knee should bow. (Philippians 2:10,11)

At the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those in heaven, and of those on earth, and of those under the earth, and every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.


Put on the new man. (Ephesians 4:22-24)

Put off. . . the old man, which is corrupt according to the deceitful lusts; and be renewed in the spirit of your mind; and . . . put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness.


Whatever is pure (Philippians 4:8)

Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.

Christian preachers commonly demand not to do such-and-such because it's a sin, but is it really? Based on the (false) Protestant doctrine of total depravity people can declare almost anything as a sin. It's odd because these themselves do the same type of things. Examples: watching bad attitudes and violence on TV, or reading novels containing it.

In my view, it is useful to strive to avoid vice and to strive to practice virtue as a spiritual goal. Part of this is to immerse ourselves in holiness and purity. For example, it may not be a sin to want to understand the motives of the criminals and bad people in the news, but shouldn't we avoid filling our minds with such unwholesome ideas, images, and thoughts as they have in their minds?