With school out, homework and spelling tests probably feel like a distant memory.
Take advantage of the free time (& brain space) to commit Bible verses to memory with your kids. Scripture memory is a great activity to do as a family to continue instilling truth into hearts–allowing God’s word to be a light for our path. Practice around the table, before you go to bed, and with quizzes throughout the day.
Get really creative and make a family chart with each member of the family getting a column (Mom & Dad, you too!). When a verse is committed to memory, give a sticker or mark a check. At the end of the summer, have a special surprise or family outing to celebrate!
Here are a few to start you out. Learning and putting scripture to memory are excellent teaching opportunities to share God’s character and truth. This summer, commit one or all of these verses to memory while sharing with your kids how our Father God feels about the orphaned, the least of the these, the lost, and the lonely.
7 Verses to Memorize This Summer
“Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.”
“Suppose a brother or sister is without clothes and daily food. If one of you says to him, “Go, I wish you well; keep warm and well fed,” but does nothing about his physical needs, what good is it?”
“For in You the fatherless find compassion.”
“Learn to do right! Seek justice, encourage the oppressed. Defend the cause of the fatherless, plead the case of the widow.”
“Defend the cause of the weak and fatherless; maintain the rights of the poor and oppressed.”
“He defends the cause of the fatherless and the widow, and loves the alien, giving him food and clothing.”
“I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you.”