I wanted to share the following video of one of our young people at South Green Street. Grant is four years old, and he memorized and recited Psalm 100. I also want to commend Grant’s parents for steering Grant in the direction of memorization. Far too many children have memorized everything about video games, their favorite television shows, and lyrics to songs, but do not know the Word of God. Along the same line, far too many parents have low expectations for their children when it comes to memorization of Scripture.
It’s wonderful to have a nice, leather bound copy of the Scriptures, but even better than that is to have the Word of God hidden in our hearts (Psalm 119:11). Friends, there is nothing in this world more important than knowing the Word of God. Whatever else we may help our children and grandchildren aspire to and master, nothing will be of more importance than the work you do in teaching them the Word of God.
(I have had some trouble playing back this video with some versions of Internet Explorer. If you have trouble viewing this, that is the reason. I would encourage you to download Firefox, and use it as your browser. You’ll find that it can do many things that Internet Explorer cannot do. I haven’t had any problem with Firefox).