Have you ever wondered how capable your children are at recognizing the truths of God’s Word? The truth is, your children can take in the length and depth of the Gospel. The God News of Jesus Christ.
In Deuteronomy 6, verses 5 through 9 we read, “Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul and with all your strength. These commandments that I give to you today are to be upon your hearts, impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home, when you walk along the road, and when you lie down. Tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads. Write them on the door frames of your houses and on your gates”.
The truth is, you cannot make your children love the bible. But you can acquaint them with it. You can ground them in the knowledge of God’s Word.
I want to encourage you today, before you pick up a single thing to study with your children, pick up the Word of God. Honor the study of God’s Word above every other subject in your home. All other books take second place to what God has written in His Word for your children and for you.
It’s interesting to note that even though there are many things that change around us, God never changes. His truth’s never change. I have always been amazed to see writings from others who have gone on before me – including my grandparents. They recognized what God was doing around them. Nearly 80 years ago, the issues they were dealing with are the same type of things that are playing out today. We want our children to stand firm in the culture that they are living in. Honor the reading of God’s Word. You can mine God’s Word for truth with your children. While we can’t make our children love the bible, we can offer them a cool drink of water from God’s Word. We can make the study of God’s Word appealing to them.
This is one of the reasons we began writing the Firmly Planted Bible Study materials. We recognized the need to study God’s Word with our kids and we recognized the preciousness of scripture.
Impress God’s Word upon the heart of your child today.