It’s not unusual to sing along to our favorite songs or say our favorite lines from movies. Maybe you can say your favorite book or bedtime story by heart because you love it so much.
While it’s fun to have all those things we love in our mind, it’s even more important to memorize the Word of God. The Bible says its words are living and active. That means the Bible can give us advice and help us no matter what.
King David, who wrote many of the Psalms, calls Scripture “a light to [our] path” in Psalm 119:105, and writes in Psalm 119:11 that he has hidden God’s Word in his heart. David understood how important it is to memorize parts of God’s Word that could help him when he needed it.
So, can you be like King David? Do you think you could memorize just ten verses?
In the Bible, there are 66 books filled with verses to memorize, but here are ten verses to start with—ten verses every kid should know by heart:
God is our refuge and strength,
A very present help in trouble.
Jesus said to him, "I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me."
For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ, for it is the power of God to salvation for everyone who believes, for the Jew first and also for the Greek.
For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.
1 Peter 5:7
Casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you.
Trust in the Lord with all your heart,
And lean not on your own understanding.
A good name is to be chosen rather than great riches,
Loving favor rather than silver and gold.
And the Lord, He is the One who goes before you. He will be with you, He will not leave you nor forsake you; do not fear nor be dismayed.
You will keep him in perfect peace,
Whose mind is stayed on You,
Because he trusts in You.
Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever.