One of the most powerful things we can do as parents is to teach our children God’s Word.
Memorize God's Word Together
One of the most powerful things we can do as parents is to teach our children God’s Word. Yet often as adults, we may find ourselves struggling to memorize verses. Maybe we find it difficult to remember the words, or life feels full, we get busy, and it doesn’t seem that important in our day. But God reminds us over and over in the Bible how crucial it is to know the His Truth and the freedom it brings to our lives.
Children are like sponges, soaking up truth and information, especially during their formative years. They want to know things, they have a lot of questions, they love to memorize, especially when we make it fun and an important part of our own lives.
1. God’s great love for us.
“For God so loved the world that He gave His only and only Son, that whoever believes in Him will never perish, but have eternal life. For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.” John 3:16-17
2. Truth about sin.
“For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.” Romans 3:23
“But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were yet still sinners, Christ died for us.” Romans 5:8
5. What salvation means.
“That if you confess with your mouth, ‘Jesus is Lord’ and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is with you heart that you believe and justified, and it is with your mouth that you confess and are saved.” Romans 10:9-10
6. Truth about forgiveness.
“If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.” 1 John 1:9
7. Assurance that God is Creator.
“In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.” Genesis 1:1
8. When we feel afraid.
“When I am afraid, I will trust in you.” Psalm 56:3
“Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God which transcends all understanding will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:6-7
12. The value of memorizing God’s words.
“I have hidden your word in my heart that I might not sin against you.” Psalm 119:11
13. Assurance that God is always with us.
“Remember I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” Matthew 28:20
“Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid, do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:9
17. What Jesus says are the two greatest commandments.
“Jesus replied, ‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it, ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’” Matthew 22:37-39