Scripture memorization has been a major foundation of the closeness and blessing we’ve experienced in our family. Ever since we got engaged in the fall of 1999, we have been working hard to commit God’s Word to memory. And the truth is, we can’t take any credit for the brilliant idea of memorizing God’s Word as a family. As a matter of fact, God gave us the idea and told us that the foundation of our family would be built upon His Word! We had no idea just how amazing this act of memorizing Scripture together would bond us in our marriage and later on bond us with our precious children.
One thing that God has shown us over the past 17+ years of memorizing Scripture together is that the benefits are multi-faceted. Because God’s Word is alive and active (Hebrews 4:12), every time we hide it in our heart we are allowing God to come in and show us who we really are. Even if we wanted to “hide” behind something, because we are storing up God’s Word in our hearts, we are giving Him permission to do a mighty work within us! We also love to speak God’s Word aloud because we know we are building our faith as we memorize His Word. As Romans 10:17 tells us, “So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.” Knowing that God is working on our behalf as we memorize Scriptures together as a family is such an amazing motivator to keep going strong in this area of our lives.
Today we want to share with you 6 Scriptures we think are great to memorize together as a family. We have seen countless benefits from each of the 6 verses below and have no doubt that you and your family will too!
6 Scriptures to Memorize as a Family
But as for me and my household, we will serve the Lord.
Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding;
For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.
Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.
Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.
1 John 4:18
There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love.
Some tips that may help to get your family memorizing Scripture together are:
- set a specific time each day to read and talk about the Bible verse you are working on memorizing together
- for younger children it helps for them to have a story or song to help them memorize the verse
- it is a good idea to write out or print your memory verses on paper and tape them up around the house
- use Scripture memorization cards for the entire family to use like flash cards
Memorizing God’s Word together as a family is one of the most intimate and rewarding things we have experienced to date. Aside for our personal relationship with God, there is nothing like setting goals as a family to hide more of God’s Word in our heart! We pray that this blog post can help ignite a fire in your family to start (or continue) to memorize Scripture together. There is no “right” or “wrong” way to do it. Just have fun and allow God to guide you along the way. We know you will be blessed beyond measure!