I have vivid childhood memories of memorizing Bible verses for Vacation Bible School. I knew that we received prizes for memorizing verses, but I never knew that there might be other reasons to memorize scripture. VBS was the only time that Scripture memorization was emphasized. It wasn't until I got to college that I realized there might be other benefits to memorizing passages of the Bible.
What about you? Did you have this same experience?
What is your children's experience? Do they memorize Scripture on a regular basis? Do they know the why behind memorizing Scripture?
Today I'm over at Kids in the Word talking about some of the reasons why we should memorize Scripture. It's one of those things that we really need to do alongside our children. It's good for us, and it's good for them. It's really one of the best things we can do for our spiritual health!
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