10.18.2008

more memory verses

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.

powerful
Job 12:13
To God belong wisdom and power; counsel and understanding are his.

Great
Psalm 86:10
For you are great and do marvelous deeds; you alone are God.

Excellent
Psalm 8:1
Oh Lord, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth!

Love
1 John 4:16
God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God and God in him.

Wisdom
Jeremiah 10:12
God made the earth by his power; he founded the world by his wisdom and stretched out the heavens by his understanding.

Holy
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.

Patient
1 Corinthians 13:4
Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.

CHangeless
Malachi 3:6
I the Lord do not change.

Merciful
Psalm 116:5
The lord is gracious and righteous; our God is full of compassion.

ALmighty
Psalm 89:8
O Lord God Almighty, who is like you? You are mighty, O Lodr, and your faithfulness surrounds you.

Glorious
Psalm 19:1
The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands.

Righteous
Deuteronomy 32:4
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.

Just
Deuteronomy 32:4

Grace
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.

Majestic
Psalm 8:1
O Lord, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth!

All knowing
John 16:30
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.

All Wise
Proberbs 3:19-20
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.

True
Jeremiah 10:10
But the LORD is the true God; he is the living God, the eternal King.

Pure
Psalm 51:10
Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me.

Sinless
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.

Faithful
Deuteronomy 7:9
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.

Magnificent
Isaiah 28:29
All this also comes from the LORD Almighty, wonderful in counsel and magnificent in wisdom.

Worthy
Psalm 18:3
I call to the LORD, who is worthy of praise, and I am saved from my enemies.

Creator
Psalm 139:13
For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother's womb.

Redeemer
Isaiah 44:6
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.

Strength
Isaiah 12:2
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."

Truth
John 14:6
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
Psalm 3:3
But you are a shield around me, O LORD; you bestow glory on me and lift up my head.

All sufficient
2 Corinthians 12:9
But he said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness."

Saviour
Psalm 18:46
The LORD lives! Praise be to my Rock! Exalted be God my Savior!

Hope
Psalm 71:5
For you have been my hope, O Sovereign LORD, my confidence since my youth.

Son of God
Luke 1:35
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.

Resurrection
John 11:25,26
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.

Holy Spirit
Genesis 1:1-2
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
John 8:12
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
Deuteronomy 10:17
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
Revelation 17:14
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."

Authority
Matthew 28:18
Then Jesus came to them and said, "All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me.

Consuming Fire
Deuteronomy 4:24
For the LORD your God is a consuming fire, a jealous God.

Restorer
Psalm 23:3
He restores my soul. He guides me in paths of righteousness for his name's sake

Comforter
John 14:15
If you love me, you will obey what I command.

Stronghold in a time of trouble
Nahum 1:7
The LORD is good, a refuge in times of trouble. He cares for those who trust in him.

Resting Place
Jeremiah 50:6
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.

Refiner
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.

Deliverer
Psalm 70:5
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.

Overcomer
John 16:33
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."

Peace
James 3:18
Peacemakers who sow in peace raise a harvest of righteousness.

Bread of life
John 6:35
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.

Fortress
Psalm 18:2
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.

Everlasting Father
Isaiah 9:6
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
Isaiah 25:4
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.

Healer
Job 5:18
For he wounds, but he also binds up; he injures, but his hands also heal.

Counselor
Psalm 16:7
I will praise the LORD, who counsels me; even at night my heart instructs me.

Author of my Faith
Hebrews 12:2
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.

Rewarder
Hebrews 11:6
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.

Hiding Place
Psalm 32:7
You are my hiding place; you will protect me from trouble and surround me with songs of deliverance.

Shield
Psalm 33:20
We wait in hope for the LORD; he is our help and our shield.

Purifier
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.

Sustainer
Psalm 55:22
Cast your cares on the LORD and he will sustain you; he will never let the righteous fall.

Sovereign Lord
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!

1 comment:

Linda (The Gluten-Free Homemaker) said...

Last year I learned a little sign language from a homeschool co-op class my kids were taking. It is a great way for kids (especially little ones) to memorize scripture. I use it with my Sunday school class and they really like it. I don't teach them every word in the verse, but pick out a few words. ASLPro.com
uses video to show you the signs and they even have a religious dictionary.