James 1:19 Verse Q
For our “Q” verse we have James 1:19, which states, “Quick to listen, slow to speak, and slow to become angry.”
If you are learning these verses alongside your children, which it’s almost impossible not to, this is one I think we as adults need just as much as our children.
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Meaning of James 1:19
When I hear James 1:19 I immediately think of all the things I said during the day impulsively to others.
The Bible Reference states this verse actually means letting God be in control. When we quickly respond to others in anger, it is actually our way of trying to control our circumstances. Instead, we should give God control. It’s certainly a different way of looking at the verse for me.
You may find this commentary helpful when introducing James 1:19 to your children. Understanding the verse helps round out the successful keys to verses memorization.
- Learning the verse in song or a fun tune
- Repeating the verse daily
- Hanging the verse up where you will see it
- Building excitement, having a fun goal around memorization = learning in ABC fashion gives an endpoint
- Understanding the meaning of the verse
Video for James 1:19
Depending on how old your children are, this may be perfect and adorable…or it may be too young. Either way, I promise it will do the trick – you will memorize the verse (and tune) immediately and years later you won’t forget it! I sure haven’t. And isn’t that the point? To hide God’s Word in your heart?
ABC Bible Memory Series
Just joining us? We are working our way through the alphabet, memorizing one Bible verse for each letter. Every post will contain a printable and a catchy tune to enhance your study with your children!
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