There are certain verses that affirm certain critical truths in a very concise way and, therefore, are “important” verses for children to learn and memorize, especially when the skill of Scripture memory is new to them. Here are just a few.
In some instances only a phrase from the verse has been included in order to make it easier for younger children to develop the skill of memorizing Scripture. Links to relevant activities for each verse are included that may help reinforce the learning process. Verses are listed in biblical order.
6 Important Verses
God created man in His own image – Genesis 1:27a: We live in a day that devalues human life in a variety of ways. This verse affirms that people are created in God’s image and are, therefore, unique, special, and of great value to God. Scripture page.
The Lord our God, the Lord is one – Deuteronomy 6:4b: For the Hebrew people, this was one of the most important verses. Here the unity of God is declared. The God of the Bible is one, not many. Children need to lean this at a young age. Scripture page.
Holy, holy, holy, is the Lord – Isaiah 6:3b: The Hebrew language didn’t have a word for “holiest.” To declare God was the “holiest” would require three holies; “holy, holy, holy.” The word means to be set apart. God is certainly set apart or “holy.” And He is the MOST set apart, or holy, holy, holy! Scripture page.
God who promised is faithful – Hebrews 10:23b: The Bible is filled with promises from God. But can He be trusted to fulfill His promises? Will He be faithful to all He promised? This important verse teaches that God will, in fact, be faithful to all He has promised. What a lesson for kids to learn! Scripture page.
All scripture is inspired by God – 2 Timothy 3:16a: We’re inundated by messages today through media, friends, school, and other sources? What makes the Bible any different? Paul taught in this verse that all of the Bible (scripture) is inspired by God and is, therefore, authoritative and important for all of us, including children, to hear and learn. Scripture page.
Jesus said, “You will be my witnesses” – Acts 1:8b: One of the last things Jesus said to his disciples was that they were to be witnesses to him. A truly important verse! Scripture page.