When I was young (I can’t remember the age but I think I was in grade school) my mom gave me a scripture to memorize, John 3:16. I don’t remember how long she gave me to memorize it but I had to recite it in front of her after a period of time to prove that I had learned it.
Around that time she also bought me a kids bible study booklet where I could read story passages and certain scriptures. The booklet also contained a page of scripture cards to cut out so that I could carry them around with me to meditate on.
I cut out the cards and memorized them while I was waiting around (I grew up before kids used all their spare time to play on their phones) and I began to memorize more and more scripture that I used to recite to myself as needed. My mom also had certain passages posted around the house that I took upon myself to memorize too. My mom never required me to memorize another scripture; I guess I just took that practice and ran with it. After a while I really built up my arsenal.
I don’t think memorizing scripture makes me holier than the next person, nor do I think it determines my salvation or how pleased God is with my actions. I do think it’s a testament of Proverbs 22:6 in training up a child. To this day I still like studying the bible and learning new things about my faith.
Below are some scriptures that shaped me in my life. Take a look and may it inspire you (or your children) on your walk.
Be blessed loves,