5 More Reasons Scripture Memory is Indispensable to Our Home Education

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Scripture memory has been a foundation for our home education since almost the beginning.  I was fortunate enough as a child to experience a consistent reinforcement of scripture memory, and it became a part of who I was, who I still am as well.  

No matter the many, many pitfalls, stumbling,  sin and mistakes along my journey as an adult, the planting of God's Word in my heart early on in childhood, helped ensure that I was never long, nor comfortable in my sin.  God's Word is a lamp and light.  One I have depended on to see me back to righteousness' path.

This is a gift I long to give my own children.  Here are just a few more reasons to consider scripture memory in your home education:

1.  Planting the Word of God on rich and faithful soil (a.k.a. your child's heart) will produce good fruit.  
Warning: This means fruit will be produced in God's timing, not your's.   
Consistency in matters of faith and spirituality are what you, as a parent and educator, should be solely focused.  The actual fruit is God's job, so stay out of the way.
Trust me, I'm speaking from experience here.

2.  God's Word planted in developmental years helps to reinforce thoughtfulness, reason & logic, meditation on God's Word and develop deep thought processes in children as they grow.

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3.  Routine does not equal monotony.  The daily referring back to God's Word is a better means of achieving obedience in faith matters with your children, and also practical everyday family matters in the home.  Fact: Force equals resistance.  Just telling a child they must obey, and not why it is right, is a common parental mistake.  Referring every action and subsequent reaction or consequence back to the Bible is a means of creating sound logic in the mind of a child.  God's Word brings meditation, thoughtfulness and obedience by way of positive motivation.

4. When children have made Bible memory a daily priority, you will be amazed at what they are able retain.  It is one of this momma's favorite moments, when I see one of my children lip synced with the Pastor as he is reading from the Word.  Children smile from ear to ear with a real sense of accomplishment when they know, from heart, a scripture that is being discussed.
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5. Children have a certain faith that is difficult for adults to attain. Adding to that "child-like" faith with Biblical virtues and scripture, is worth all the effort and time you invest . . . and beyond.

2 Peter 1:5-8 

"But also for this very reason, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue, to virtue knowledge, to knowledge self-control, to self-control perseverance, to perseverance godliness, to godliness brotherly kindness, and to brotherly kindness love. For if these things are yours and abound, you will be neither barren nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ."

Teaching Biblical Character: Scripture Memory

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  1. I have to admit I have really missed your postings-- so glad to see you the last couple-- now I won't be around a computer for a while so I'll be missing you again--all the same please please keep up the great works

    1. Thanks for taking the time leave edifying words . . . we moms don't get that very often. I appreciate the kind sentiments. Hope you will make it back soon!

  2. Thank you for your post on Scripture memory! My husband and I love Scripture memory! We can't wait til our 17 month old son is able to talk so he can join us. :) My husband actually developed a Scripture memory website called ScriptureTyper.com that really helps to hide God's Word in your heart. He also has a sister site, MemoryTyper.com for homeschoolers and other classes to memorize anything. Hope these free tools bless you and your family! Blessings, McKenzie

    1. Thanks for the information McKenzie. We will check it out.


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