My family has been in the Bible Bee for the last two years. I highly recommend it to everybody. Although the Bible Bee age groups are from seven through eighteen years, there is no reason why somebody older than that should not try to memorize the verses.
The Bible has some great rewards for keeping God's word. For example, Joshua 1:7 says to keep it so that you may propsper. Psalm 119:11 says, "Thy word have I hid in my heart that I might not sin against thee." John 14:21 says that Jesus will manifest himself unto us. John 15:10 says that we will receive God's love. There are many other promises, but the greatest to me has been to know God more and more.
So try to get somebody else to memorize the verses with you and make a memorization team. The list from the Bible Bee will be released on June 1 this year. God bless you as you study and memorize and pray these verses back to God.
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