Over the past couple of weeks, the boys and I have been working on memorizing Proverbs 2:1-11 during our morning Bible time.
The first 6 verses of Proverbs chapter 2 say:
“My son, if you will receive my words
And treasure my commandments within you,
Make your ear attentive to wisdom,
Incline your heart to understanding;
For if you cry for discernment,
Lift your voice for understanding;
If you seek her as silver
And search for her as for hidden treasures;
Then you will discern the fear of the LORD
And discover the knowledge of God.
For the LORD gives wisdom;
From His mouth come knowledge and understanding.”
As we were reciting these words together, I was thinking about how much I long for my boys to treasure God’s Word! I had an idea for an object lesson. We purchased some wooden treasure boxes from the craft store, and I let the boys paint them however they wanted. Then, I told them that we were going to fill their treasure boxes with their favorite verses from the Bible to remind ourselves that God wants us to treasure His word. His word is truly more valuable than jewels or gold or anything that we might value!
Aidan told me while we were making them, “This was really a great idea, Mom!” I was pleasantly surprised with how much the boys liked this idea!
We have been adding verses each day – one or two for each child after Bible time in the morning.
It has been such a joy to see the boys flipping through their Bibles and Awana books to find their favorite verses to write out for their treasure boxes. And as they put the words of these verses in their hearts as well as in their treasure boxes, my prayer is that God will impact their hearts in His perfect timing with the truth of His word and how much of a treasure it truly is!