Bible memorization isn’t something done to pass the time. Especially with children, it can be particularly hard to get them to pay attention to the subject matter, which is the Bible. The idea of the creation of the universe and glorifying God the Creator can be too much for a child to fully grasp. Which is a shame. It’s important to teach a child to appreciate the importance of Bible memorization early on. If you rear a child in God’s ways, then he or she will grow up to have a fear of the Lord. A true Christian knows that.
In any case, it is not impossible to teach a child to memorize the Bible little by little. Difficult, but not impossible. In fact here are some tips on how to do just that:
1. Erase a word one at a time
One of the most fascinating abilities of the human mind is recognition. If you have seen something before, you’re bound to remember it, especially if there are other familiar details surrounding it. This is the concept behind erasing a Bible word one at a time king james bible verse.
Write the complete Bible verses on a piece of paper and have the child read it out loud several times. Then erase a word and have him repeat the verse, aloud. Keep doing this, erasing more words as you go along, and the child will surely memorize the verse by heart.
2. Step-by-step memorization
Do you remember the poem “Footprints in the Sand?” This one is something similar.
Trace the outline of your foot on a piece of paper and then cut it out. Write a single word from a Bible verse on it, creating as many “footprints” as necessary to complete the entire verse. Tape the footprints onto the floor and have the child step on them while reciting the word written on the footprint. This kind of exercise will help his recollection later when he tries to recall the entire Bible verse from memory.
There are several different ways to teach a child to memorize the Bible. It isn’t limited to just two. There’s this thing called the Memory Bible Verse Relay and the Bible Word Scramble, etc. Each of these methods’ effectiveness depends on your teaching ability and the child’s willingness to learn, of course. So I suggest you start them early. The earlier the child is groomed to appreciate the Bible’s teaching, the easier it is to catch his or her attention when it comes to study time.
Even adult Christians find it hard to memorize the Bible, especially when they’d just started out. In this regard, Bible memorization is more nurture than nature.