There has never been a sweeter sound heard in our home, than my boys reciting the Word of God. They are only three years old, but they are already perfectly capable of hiding Scripture in their hearts. It’s been so convicting in my own life, as I hear these words repeated and explain how they apply to their young lives.
“A soft answer turns away wrath” has convicted me multiple times to respond with grace and calmness, rather than raising my voice in anger. “Do everything without grumbling or complaining” is a verse that I can apply daily, if not hourly. Isn’t it humbling how God pierces our own hearts when we’re attempting to impress our own children?
I love to watch them reenact our family devotion time, as they gather their children’s Bibles (or Thomas treasury that they call their Bible), flip through the pages, and talk about Jesus. There is no magical formula to teaching your family the Word of God. There are wonderful Bible verse memory resources available, and several have been mentioned here at The MOB Society. Our family has been reading My ABC Bible Verses: Hiding God’s Word in Little Hearts* which contains a verse and a short devotional that expounds on the verse. It helps to recall the past verses through being able to remember the letter that corresponds to the verses.
My prayer is that their tender spirits will turn to the Gospel at an early age, and they will never turn their ears from the sweet sound of the written Word of God.
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