While their older brother was home from medical school last week, my little ones grabbed their Scripture memory flashcards and went through the whole deck, so he could see how many Bible verses they’ve learned so far this year.
And I can tell you, Samuel was pretty impressed with how easily they recalled what we’d been studying, just by looking at those little picture prompts on the flashcards.
The verse our family is memorizing this week is Proverbs 13:20:
“Whoever walks with the wise becomes wise, but the companion of fools will suffer harm.”
Isn’t that a terrific verse?
Of course, this proverb is a good reminder to choose our companions wisely, but it applies to far more than friendships.
We also need to be careful about…
- the books we read
- the movies we watch
- the games we play
- the music we listen to
- the songs we sing
- the websites we visit
- the classes we take
- the company we keep
- the role models we follow
- the goals we set
- the mentors we consult
- the thoughts we entertain
Each of these things is an opportunity to walk in wisdom, as each of these areas has the potential to influence us for good or for bad. To make our lives better or worse. To build our character up or tear it down. To make us wise or to cause us harm.
I want my family to do more than memorize this verse. I want us to live it. Won’t you join us?
You’ll find this week’s memory verse in the second set of our Scripture Memory Flashcards:
And for extra practice, I’ve made more handwriting printables, as well:
Plus, in case you missed them, here are links to the first set of flashcards and practice sheets, too:
May God honor your efforts to hide His word in your heart!