Tim and I think it is very important for the boys to know, learn and memorize Scripture verses by heart. One way of them doing this is through our Church - Peter has been learning the first 5 verses of Psalm 1 in his Children's Church class, and I teach him other verses here at home as well.
This week, we re-learned (really, I re-learned, he knew it still) 1 Samual 12:24
"Only fear the LORD, and serve Him faithfully - for consider what great things He has done for you!"
Thankfully, he has been asking what parts of the verse mean - that he doesn't fully understand. What a great way of learning his own little way!
So, here is a conversation between Pete and I, while going through his memory verse. . . . .
Mom: Let's say 1 Samual 12:24 . . . .
(us): Only fear the LORD, and serve. . . . .
Peter: What does fear mean?
Mom: Fear means that you respect God and really want to do good so that we don't get punished.
(us): Only fear the LORD, and serve Him faithfully . . .
Peter: What does faithfully mean?
Mom: Faithfully means that you do something all of the time, like obeying the Lord everyday.
(us): Only fear the LORD, and serve Him faithfully, for consider what . . . .
Peter: Mom, what does consider mean?
(Now, I'm starting to get a little bugged that he keeps interupting so often, but pleased that he really wants to know!)
Mom: Consider means to think about it a lot . . .
Peter: Oh, wow, Mom! You sure are smart! You know a LOT of things about this!!!
Mom: Thanks, bud!
(us): Only fear the LORD, and serve Him faithfully, for consider what great things He has done for you!
Peter: What does THAT mean?
Mom: Well, some great things he has done for you is He made you super cute, and really smart and He gave you LOTS of toys and things to play with!
Peter: OH! And, like He gave you pants and shirts to wear!
Mom: Yes, Peter. He did allow me to not be nude. (sarcasm)