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Ten Bible Verses for Little Ones
As Christian moms, one of our important responsibilities is teaching our
children to hide the Word of God in their hearts. It is amazing how easily they
can memorize Bible verses at a very young age. The small amount of effort it
requires can yield lifelong spiritual rewards. I can still quickly recall
numerous verses that I learned as a child.
Below is a list of ten simple
verses you can begin teaching your child during their early childhood years.
- Ephesians 6:1. “Children, obey your parents in the Lord: for this is right.”
Learning to obey his parents is a child’s primary responsibility and here is the
Biblical basis for it.
- Genesis 1:1. “In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.”
Children are entranced by nature in all its forms and this verse opens up
opportunities to tell them about our Creator.
- Psalm 56:3. “What time I am afraid, I will trust in Thee.” Fear can rob our
children of peace, but learning to trust God for safety and protection is an
- Philippians 4:13. “I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth
me.” A child can begin to understand the power that Christ gives as we rely on
- Romans 10:13. “For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be
saved.” As simple as the plan of salvation can get.
- I John 4:19. “We love Him, because He first loved us.” An initial
introduction to God’s great love for us.
- Psalm 119:105. “Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.”
Relying on God’s Word for direction can save a child from many mistakes.
- Acts 16:31. “And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt
be saved, and thy house.” Another basic verse on salvation.
- Proverbs 20:11. “Even a child is known by his doings, whether his work be
pure, and whether it be right.” From this, a child can learn that his reputation
is developed at a young age.
- Psalm 34:13. “Keep thy tongue from evil, and thy lips from speaking guile.”
Here we can begin instruction on self-control in the area of
When our daughters were younger, I found it helpful to have a
brief, structured time of memory verse practice each morning – often right after
breakfast, so that it didn’t get pushed aside by other activities later in the
day. Just as essential, however, is following the instruction of Deuteronomy
11:19, and talking about the Scripture naturally as we go throughout our
Do you have a set time for teaching
your children Bible verses? What other references would you add to the