Sophie has really been enjoying memorizing Bible verses.
Mostly because she’s been getting candy for her efforts.
One piece for the reference and another for knowing the verse.
Now, you could make a whole lot of arguments that memorizing scripture for the sake of memorizing scripture is reward enough, but that’d be trying to teach a 3 year old logic.
And logic doesn’t work well in her world.
So every night as I give the girls their bath, we practice the memory verse for the week. I ask her the verse, she tells me that its “Proverbs 3:5.” I ask her what the verse says and she repeats: “Proverbs 3:5.”
It’s a work in progress.
But it’s amazing how easy it is to spend that time asking her what her memory verse is and encouraging her to get it down. She’s actually pretty smart at this memorizing thing (and to be honest, it’s helping dad memorize some verses he’s forgotten too).
So parents, here are some questions:
- Do you encourage your children to memorize Scripture? If they are involved in any Bible lesson throughout the week, I bet that curriculum encourages a verse to memorize.
- Do you reward them for memorizing the verse? Sophie gets her candy each week for one verse but I’m thinking about upping the ante and getting her to remember a month’s worth for a trip with dad to get ice cream.
What do you think?