I wrote in this post about my desire to engrave God's word on the hearts of my children. In this book about prayer, Stormie O Martian has compiled an excellent list of the attributes of God. She also provided scriptural references for each attribute. The idea occured to me that this would be a great resource for memory verses. I wasn't going to publish this, but I actually changed about 1/2 of it. I give her the credit for the list and for my inspiration, but some of the verses just didn't suit me for memorization- so I changed the references. I hope she doesn't mind! If I am violating some plagiarism law, please tell me...
Here it is:
God is good.
1 Chronicles 16:34
Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his love endures forever.
To God belong wisdom and power; counsel and understanding are his.
For you are great and do marvelous deeds; you alone are God.
Oh Lord, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth!
1 John 4:16
God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God and God in him.
God made the earth by his power; he founded the world by his wisdom and stretched out the heavens by his understanding.
1 Samuel 2:2
There i no one holy like the Lord; there is no one besides you; there is no Rock like our God.
1 Corinthians 13:4
Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.
I the Lord do not change.
The lord is gracious and righteous; our God is full of compassion.
O Lord God Almighty, who is like you? You are mighty, O Lodr, and your faithfulness surrounds you.
The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands.
He is the Rock, his works are perfect, and all his ways are just. A faithful God who does no wrong, upright and just is he.
2 Corinthians 9:8
God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that in all theings at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work.
O Lord, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth!
Now we can see that you know all things and that you do not even need to have anyone ask you questions. This makes us believe that you came from God.
By wisdom the LORD laid the earth's foundations, by understanding he set the heavens in place;
by his knowledge the deeps were divided, and the clouds let drop the dew.
But the LORD is the true God; he is the living God, the eternal King.
Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me.
1 Thessalonians 5:23
May God himself, the God of peace, sanctify you through and through. May your whole spirit, soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Know therefore that the LORD your God is God; he is the faithful God, keeping his covenant of love to a thousand generations of those who love him and keep his commands.
All this also comes from the LORD Almighty, wonderful in counsel and magnificent in wisdom.
I call to the LORD, who is worthy of praise, and I am saved from my enemies.
For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother's womb.
This is what the LORD says— Israel's King and Redeemer, the LORD Almighty: I am the first and I am the last; apart from me there is no God.
Surely God is my salvation; I will trust and not be afraid. The LORD, the LORD, is my strength and my song; he has become my salvation."
Jesus answered, "I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.
Lifter of my head
But you are a shield around me, O LORD; you bestow glory on me and lift up my head.
2 Corinthians 12:9
But he said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness."
The LORD lives! Praise be to my Rock! Exalted be God my Savior!
For you have been my hope, O Sovereign LORD, my confidence since my youth.
Son of God
The angel answered, "The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you. So the holy one to be born will be called the Son of God.
Jesus said to her, "I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me will live, even though he dies; and whoever lives and believes in me will never die.
In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters.
Light of the World
When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, "I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life."
Lord of Lords
For the LORD your God is God of gods and Lord of lords, the great God, mighty and awesome, who shows no partiality and accepts no bribes.
King of Kings
They will make war against the Lamb, but the Lamb will overcome them because he is Lord of lords and King of kings—and with him will be his called, chosen and faithful followers."
Then Jesus came to them and said, "All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me.
For the LORD your God is a consuming fire, a jealous God.
He restores my soul. He guides me in paths of righteousness for his name's sake
If you love me, you will obey what I command.
Stronghold in a time of trouble
The LORD is good, a refuge in times of trouble. He cares for those who trust in him.
My people have been lost sheep; their shepherds have led them astray and caused them to roam on the mountains. They wandered over mountain and hill and forgot their own resting place.
1 Peter 1:7
These have come so that your faith—of greater worth than gold, which perishes even though refined by fire—may be proved genuine and may result in praise, glory and honor when Jesus Christ is revealed.
Yet I am poor and needy; come quickly to me, O God. You are my help and my deliverer; O LORD, do not delay.
Refuge from the Storm
2 Samuel 22:3
my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield and the horn [a] of my salvation. He is my stronghold, my refuge and my savior.
I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world."
Peacemakers who sow in peace raise a harvest of righteousness.
Bread of life
Then Jesus declared, "I am the bread of life. He who comes to me will never go hungry, and he who believes in me will never be thirsty.
The LORD is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer; my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge. He is my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.
For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
Shade from the Heat
You have been a refuge for the poor, a refuge for the needy in his distress, a shelter from the storm and a shade from the heat.
For he wounds, but he also binds up; he injures, but his hands also heal.
I will praise the LORD, who counsels me; even at night my heart instructs me.
Author of my Faith
Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.
And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.
You are my hiding place; you will protect me from trouble and surround me with songs of deliverance.
We wait in hope for the LORD; he is our help and our shield.
1 John 1:9
If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.
Cast your cares on the LORD and he will sustain you; he will never let the righteous fall.
2 Samuel 7:28
O Sovereign LORD, you are God! Your words are trustworthy, and you have promised these good things to your servant.
Whew! That's long... It's my hope to also commit these to memory as I help my children along. I also fully expect this list to last a few years, as only one of my children is capable of memorizing verses yet!