10 Verses for My 10 Year Old Son

Last December, Elijah (my older son) turned 10. One of the gifts I gave him was this list of 10 Bible verses that can guide him and help him be properly oriented to life, based on where I think he is now spiritually.

Romans 5:8 
But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. 

II Corinthians 5:17 
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come. 

Psalm 119:11 
I have stored up your word in my heart, that I might not sin against you. 

Proverbs 16:18
Pride goes before destruction, And a haughty spirit before stumbling. 

Philippians 2:3
Do nothing from selfishness or empty conceit, but with humility of mind regard one another as more important than yourselves.

I Thessalonians 5:17 
Pray without ceasing. 

Proverbs 4:23 
Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it. 

Colossians 3:17 
Whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks through Him to God the Father. 

Colossians 3:23 
Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters. 

II Chronicles 18:13 
"As the LORD lives, what my God says, that I will speak."

Perhaps these words can be an encouragement to you, and perhaps you can pass on some important verses to your children.

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  1. This is awesome! I love this idea

    1. Thanks, Ashley. I guess you're up at 2 AM taking care of the baby?