Hid Treasure

When I was growing up, my mother assigned us three children a chapter to memorize every summer. She selected them according to our age and ability, and rewarded us at the end of the summer when we recited them. The Psalms were favorites, but later on we memorized New Testament chapters. I am so thankful she did this! Whole portions of scripture come to me now and are a comfort in trials, when I can’t sleep in the middle of the night, or when I am afraid.
My own children have benefited from this example, and also memorized chapters in their youth. Our memories work best when we are young. Let’s not miss this opportunity to fill our child’s mind with God’s Word. The Spirit of God can bring back verses to their minds when they need them if they have stored them away as hid treasure. “I will never forget Thy precepts: for with them Thou hast quickened me” (Psa. 119:9393I will never forget thy precepts: for with them thou hast quickened me. (Psalm 119:93)).