I wish I had my daughters' memorization skills. They are three and six years old and can memorize almost anything. That includes Bible verses. My motto has always been "strike when the iron's hot," so regardless of how difficult, I try to incorporate teaching scripture memory into our daily routine. One day my girls' minds will be filled to the brim, making memorization harder. I know they will not remember every verse I teach them, but my prayer is that in years to come, when they need it most, a remnant planted deep in their hearts will rise to the surface and help them.
We try to memorize a verse a week using this system. We also use music as much as possible. One of our favorites is Seeds Family Worship.
However, memorizing Bible verses is not the same as teaching them. Memorization only requires the head. Teaching requires the head and the heart. The Bible isn't the easiest book to read and comprehend even though it is essential to do both. Add to that the lack of context and life experience of young children, and it makes teaching important truths even more difficult.
This especially applies to the promises God gives us in the Bible. God's promises reveal to us His true character. He is not a God who is unconcerned with our needs or who is pleased to raise down an iron fist. He is a God of love. I want my children to know this. And I want them to know that He is their only hope. At the end of the day, there is no human who helps them the way God does.
How to Teach Little Ones the Promises of God in a Way They Understand
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