It’s amazing how many of the verses that I memorized as a child I can still recall today. I also know how much more difficult it is to memorize anything at my current age! While my children are still young, I want them to practice hiding Scripture in their hearts.
Here are six ways we can expose our children to God’s Word.
- Have a family devotional time. Hearing their dad or mom read aloud from the Bible shows children its importance.
- Attend church as a family. Listening to a pastor, evangelist or other speaker teaching and preaching from the Bible emphasizes the principles you are practicing at home.
- Have Scripture verses displayed in your house. I previously mentioned taping up a list of Bible verses in my daughter’s room that are a comfort to her at bedtime. I have been in homes where framed Bible passages were part of the decor.
- Play cassette tapes or cds of Scripture songs for your children to listen to at home and in the car.
- Participate in a children’s program at church that emphasizes Bible memorization. Work with your child on learning their verses. If this is not available, write out a list of simple Bible verses that you can help your child memorize at home.
- Read books that include Bible passages to your child. Look for books that include Bible verses as part of the text or that demonstrate the meaning of a Bible verse through a parable.
Helping our children learn the Word of God at an early age can provide them with a solid foundation in so many areas of their lives. For more ideas on actions and attitudes to make your home sing, visit Make Your Home Sing Monday.