Using Songs to Help Memorize Bible Verses
Learning Bible Verses is So Important
It is of upmost importance that our children learn the Word of God. Let your children know it’s a priority to learn scriptures. We have been instructed not to be conformed to this world but to be transformed by the renewing of our minds. Part of the armour of the Lord is the sword of the Spirit. We want our children to get the Word of God in their hearts that they might not sin against the Lord. If you want your children to memorize scripture, one of the biggest pieces of advice I would give you is to have them to practice saying the scriptures regularly.
Use Songs to Help Your Kids Memorize Bible Verses
Perhaps use different techniques other than rotely saying the verses to help them memorize the scriptures. One method I use with my children for some scriptures is I turn the scripture into a song.
You don’t have to be some gifted song writer to do this. The words to the songs have already been written…haha.
I have made up songs for Matthew 5:3-9. Blessed are the poor in spirit, for there’s is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are they mourn, for they shall be comforted… We have a song for Colossian 2:9-10, Romans 12:1, Psalms 23, Matthew 6:33, Isaiah 9:6, Psalms 75:6, Psalms 83:18, ! Timothy 6:15, Isaiah 54:17, etc .
This video is my three oldest children singing one of the songs.
Try Starting with Short Scriptures
If your children are really young or you want to give them a quick “win,” try starting with short scriptures. For example, you could have them learn Ephesians 4:5 “One Lord, one faith, one baptism,” If you want something a little longer and that can be used in the area of character training (added bonus..lol), you can try Colossians 3:23 “And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men;”
Pick Scriptures that are About Foundational Topics
One of the most important passages of scripture I think a child should memorize is Deuteronomy 6:4-7. This begins as “Hear, O Israel: the LORD our God is One LORD:” There are also scriptures in Isaiah such as Isaiah 40:25, 42:8, 43:11, 44:6, 44:8, 44:24 that will help your child learn about the oneness of God.
You may also want the child to learn a traditionally well known scripture passage such as Psalm 23. This is a good passage to learn and you can also teach your child that they can quote this to themselves in a difficult situation.
Whether you use songs, visual cues, or prefer rote memorization, I highly recommend having your children memorize Bible verses. God’s Word is so important, and learning about the Lord should be a big part of our lives and our children’s lives. 🙂