In a previous post we looked at how memorizing Scripture is a powerful tool in our walk with God. Look back at the verses used in that post and you will find that the verses have no age for beginning to memorize nor an ending age attached to them. From the youngest among us to the oldest, we all can benefit from having Scripture memorized.
from infancy you have known the Holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus. (2 Tim. 3:15)
Age Appropriate Considerations in Scripture Memory:
1) Think about the length of the verse.
The younger the age, the shorter the length of the verse should be. Preschoolers might only memorize a phrase from a verse as long as it is meaningful.
2) Think about the relevancy of the verse’s content.
Due to life experiences and age level developmental needs at the various ages, certain verses are better for the different ages.
You will find a number of posts on the Train Bible Teachers Blog with verses that fit the different age level brackets. Click on the ages below that fit you or the age you serve.
All Ages Will Memorize Scripture Similarly:
- Repetition is required to memorize and retain what has been learned regardless of your age.
- Using a variety of means can be beneficial in memorizing Bible verses at all ages.
You will find more tips for Bible teachers in this worksheet: Effective Scripture Memorization Requires Getting Beyond