Q: So after 28 + years on this earth, what can you learn from a three old (or a pair of “three-year olds”)?
A: You are never too young (or too old) to begin to memorize Scripture.
Tonight, as we began our family devotional time, my three year old twin daughters, Isabel and Elliana, wanted to demonstrate to “daddy” what they have learned at “school”. With my wife’s help my children began reciting Psalm 1:1-3. As they anticipated my wife’s whispering, I couldn’t help but sit amazed by the goodness of God. After they finished, my six-year-old son, Abel, was able to recite the entire passage without help. My slightly more timid (and creative) daughter, Amariah was last. She insisted that she needed help starting, but ultimately ended up finishing the passage by singing the song they have learned while memorizing the passage of Scripture. What a humbling example of God’s grace to my family!
No matter your learning style or age, Scripture memory should be a priority. As I think about my work, I realize that I am constantly committing tasks, projects, and solutions to memory. My daily tasks and situations are absorbed into the core of who I am as an employee. I am often left wondering… what if I applied the same raw intensity to the Word of God as I do to my work? While from a simple time availability standpoint, that would be nearly impossible. But that is no excuse… this man’s journey needs some intense, absorption in the Word of God… to be continued…
“How Blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked, nor stand in the path of sinners, nor sit in the seat of scoffers! But his delight is in the law of the Lord, and in his law he meditates day and night. He will be like a tree firmly planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in its season and its leaf does not wither; and in whatever he does, he prospers.” ~ Psalm 1:1-3