Wednesday, January 9, 2013

January' Scripture

Every month the children in our church are given scripture to memorize. This memory verses for the month of January are from Psalm 118:19-24.

19. Open to me the gates of righteousness, that I may enter through them and give thanks to the Lord.

20. This is the gate of the Lord; the righteous shall enter through it

21. I thank you that you have answered me and have become my salvation

22.The stone the builders have rejected has become the cornerstone

23.This is the Lord's doing; it is marvelous in our eyes

24. This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it

The littlest ones will only be memorizing verse 24. Ages 5-7 will be memorizing verses 22-24 and ages 8 to adult will be memorizing verses 19-24. The children will get little rewards for memorizing their verses, usually a little treat, but the bigger reward is that they will have stored scripture buried deep in their heart that they will be able to draw on in years to come

I said in the beginning that this is for the children, they are the ones that will be quizzed, but we all are encouraged to participate. I haven't done it for several months, just got out of the habit. I know the benefits of memorizing scripture and yet still get off track so easily, can you identify? So with the new year my goal would be to memorize what the children are memorizing...I know I could do more but this seems a good start

1 comment:

Janette's Sage/Simply Your Decor said...

I love hearing Benjamin quote back scriptures...they are being hidden in his heart, but the truth is, I need it even more...so thanks for the reminder for us as adults. Hide His word in our hearts so we will not sin against Him.