My children have memory work in school each week. This year, we are going to go through the Bible, starting in Genesis, and memorizing a verse from each book of the Bible every week. So, beginning with the week of August 27th, until Christmas break, here is a list of the first 16 verses we’ll be memorizing:
Genesis 1:27 ~ So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them.
Exodus 15:2 ~ The LORD is my strength and my song; he has become my salvation. He is my God, and I will praise him, my father’s God, and I will exalt him.
Leviticus 19:18 ~ Do not seek revenge or bear a grudge against one of your people, but love your neighbor as yourself. I am the LORD.
Numbers 6: 24-26 ~ The LORD bless you and keep you; the LORD make his face to shine upon you and be gracious to you, the LORD turn his face toward you and give you peace.
Deuteronomy 4:29 ~ But if from there you seek the LORD your God, you will find him if you look for him with all your heart and with all your soul.
Joshua 1:9 ~ Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go.
Judges 7:20 ~ The three companies blew the trumpets and smashed the jars. Grasping the torches in their left hands and holding in their right hands the trumpets they were to blow, they shouted, “A sword for the LORD and for Gideon!”
Ruth 1:16 ~ But Ruth replied, “Don’t urge me to leave you or to turn back from you. Where you go I will go, and where you stay I will stay. Your people will be my people and your God my God.”
1 Samuel 12:24 ~ But be sure to fear the LORD and serve him faithfully with all your heart; consider what great things he has done for you.
2 Samuel 22:29 ~ You are my lamp, O LORD; the LORD turns my darkness into light.
1 Kings 4:29 ~ God gave Solomon wisdom and very great insight, and a breadth of understanding as measureless as the sand on the seashore.
2 Kings 2:11 ~ As they were walking along and talking together, suddenly a chariot of fire and horses of fire appeared and separated the two of them, and Elijah went up to heaven in a whirlwind.
1 Chronicles 29:11 ~ Yours, O LORD, is the greatness and the power and the glory and the majesty and the splendor, for everything in heaven and earth is yours.
2 Chronicles 7:14 ~ If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land.
Ezra 7:10 ~ For Ezra had devoted himself to the study and observance of the Law of the LORD, and to teaching its decrees and laws in Israel.
Nehemiah 9:5b-6 ~ Blessed be your glorious name, and may it be exalted above all blessing and praise. You alone are the LORD. You made the heavens, even the highest heavens, and all their starry host, the earth and all that is on it, the seas and all that is in them. You give life to everything, and the multitudes of heaven worship you.
That’s the plan… of course, as the teacher, I always have the right to amend the plan if I am hit by something else that I think is better… but this list should get us through the end of the year.