Best Verse: Psalm 119:11 “Your word I have treasured in my heart, that I may not sin against You.”
When you think of treasure you naturally think of gold, silver, precious gems and the like. One of my children’s favorite movies was “Goonies.” These kids are looking for the lost treasure of a pirate that supposedly is hidden near their town. The whole movie they struggle through dangerous situations to get to the treasure. And when they finally get there and find it, they realize other things are more valuable. (I won’t spoil it for you if you haven’t seen it.)
As believers, our most precious treasure is the Word of God. It is worth so much more than any amount of gold or silver. If I was offered all the gold in the world if I gave up any access to God’s Word, I would have to turn it down. It is just too valuable to me and my walk with Christ.
How do we teach our children to value God’s Word? Well, that comes very early. We have to read it to them. We have to use it as our instruction manual. We have to show them we live by it. We will teach them to value what we value.
Memorizing scripture is so important. I know many children struggle memorizing it, but I bet they can memorize the words to a song. So, put the Word to music. Make it fun to memorize. Go over those verses time and time again. Let them store it in their hearts. It is their real treasure.