Scripture Memory for Generational Discipleship
As Christian parents, we are responsible for imparting a biblical worldview to our children (Eph. 6:4). Bible instruction must begin in the home (Deut. 6:7)! Our families provide a unique opportunity for generational discipleship (Psa. 78:4).
Parents should disciple their children on a number of subjects; however, we must prioritize the Bible (Psa. 1:2). God’s Word provides the way unto salvation (2 Tim. 3:15) and lights the path for godly living (Psa. 119:105). These topics are the most urgent for our children’s well-being and should receive much attention (Psa. 119:9).
Thankfully, resources and methods of teaching Scripture abound. Of the many techniques, Scripture memory is one of the most effective. Scripture memory is an ancient discipline that causes your children to meditate on the truths of God’s Word. Deep meditation through memorization brings meaningful, personal contact with the Word that lasts a lifetime (Psa. 119:15-16).
The prospect of memorizing with your children might seem daunting at first, but don’t be overwhelmed. Scripture memorization will look different for each household. Vary your technique and expectation based on your child’s age, temperament, and spiritual standing.
A great way to get them passionate about memorizing is your personal example. Your children want to be like you! Leverage your influence for godliness. Adopt Bible memory as your life habit. They will watch you and be more likely to embrace the spiritual discipline (Phil. 4:9)!
God bless you and keep memorizing.
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