Approach God’s word wholeheartedly (vv. 10-11)
Align ourselves with God and His word (vv. 12-14)
Children were taught to memorize as soon as they could talk, and were trained to repeat the exact words so that no nuance of meaning would be altered. The alphabet was taught and memorized by being repeatedly written and drilled. Students copied and recopied passages from the written Law in precise, neat handwriting. Any piece of writing containing a mistake was considered dangerous, since it might imprint the wrong word or spelling on the learner’s mind. Reading aloud was recommended as an aid to memorization.