Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Train Up A Child

This morning I had the great pleasure of visiting with a dear friend. She is a new mom with a precious 8 week old little boy. As we were talking she said something that caught my attention. She mentioned about her Bible reading time with her son. She reads her Bible to her little baby!

Train up a child in the way he should go,
and when he is old he will not depart from it.
Proverbs 22:6

The Bible tells us to train our child up in the way he should go. Bringing the Word of God to our children early is important.

The Bible is our daily bread, our instruction manual for life, our love letter from our Savior. Here are a few ways to bring this important Book to our young ones.
  • Read to your child. It's that's simple. No matter how young or old they are. Even still in the womb! Read to your children.
  • Let your child see you reading the Bible. Children mimic their parents. They want to be like their parents. So let your child see you reading the Bible.
  • Make family devotions a priority. Even when the kids are very young, you can do family devotions weekly or even daily.
  • Make Bibles readily available in your home. As a children's pastor I've heard many kids say there is no Bible in their home. Yet when I ask their parents if they need one, they say, "No, we have several." Make sure there is a Bible and your child knows where it is.
  • Give your child a Bible of their own. Children love when they have something of their own. Something like their parents, something important. I remember when my girls were very young, they loved having a little purse. One to carry just like mommy. And my boys loved having a ball glove, just like daddy.
What are other ways you train up your child? Share in the comments.

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