Memorizing Scripture

26 May

 I came across the following, which prompted my post:


To sugar-coat their deception, our children’s religious instructors are making the false claim that the world is in such bad condition that they don’t want to make life any more difficult on our children by asking them to memorize Holy Scriptures and commandments via rote memorization.


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ScriptureI think it is important to teach children to memorize Scripture.  I know in my own training, we are taught to emphasize principles / concepts rather than specifics, so that is why we do not emphasize rote memorization.  The reasoning? — we want the essence of the Scriptures to come alive, be understood, and impressed upon the heart.  Scripture is the very word of God which transcends any tangible existence.



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3 responses to “Memorizing Scripture

  1. The Prudent Homemaker

    May 26, 2010 at 5:12 pm

    Interesting. I just finished reading the book Ten P’s in a Pod, and I LOVED that those children had most of the New Testament, and a great deal of the Old testament. Not just verses here and there–entire books of scripture. They learned it because they spent so much time in God’s Word, as a family.

    When they needed comfort, the words of the prophets and of the Lord were there for them, in their hearts and minds.

    At 6, their son memorized the entire book of Jonah, just by reading it.

    It’s a good read. It will change the way you think about scripture study.

  2. The Prudent Homemaker

    May 26, 2010 at 5:13 pm

    I meant to add–it changed us. We have increased the amount of our daily famiy scripture study.

    • askmag

      June 2, 2010 at 1:44 pm

      Thanks for the tip!


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