What was the last verse you memorized?
Why did you memorize this passage?
How long ago was it since you memorized this passage?
Do you still know it?
The last passage I memorized was John 3:17 this past Christmas. I learned as I taught it to the children, and we only learned it because the play we did had them say the verse in unison. I still know the passage, but then it’s only been two months. I have monthly memory verse for the children, do the kids actually remember the verse from six months ago? From four months? Three? Last week? Some times the verse we learn is new to me but often I am relearning verses from my own Sunday school days. Outside of this I’m not studying any new passages.
We know it is good, we tell people it is important, but we don’t really do it, do we? It is like we look on memorizing Scripture as a children’s thing. It makes a good time filler during Sunday school. Thursdays youth topic is memorizing scripture…I’m not sure what I am going to say to make it matter to their lives. As a discipline it has to have more purpose than filler. What are your thoughts?
I have hidden your word in my heart that I might not sin against you.Psalm 119:11