Do You Desire To Bring Your Child Into The Kingdom?

It's hard enough to be a Christian parent in this world. How do we combat the forces of evil while at the same time raise our children to desire to walk in God's light? By seeking His face, His Word and inspiration from each other as we stumble through this parenting process together. You will find all the instruction, encouragement and resources you need right here at The Greatest Mission Trip You'll Ever Take to help you be the most effective witness to your child that God would have you be. Look around and come back often. Let's learn together.

Thursday, April 3, 2008

Why Should We Read The Bible To Our Children? It Is How The Legacy Of God Continues

God did not create us for our benefit or because He was lonely. We are created, in His image, to worship and serve Him - forever. He gave men and women in marriage not for our selfish desires, but to create generations of believers. Read what Malachi 2:15 says: “Has not the Lord made them [husband and wife] one? In flesh and spirit they are His. And why one? Because He was seeking godly offspring. “Everything in this world is for God’s purpose. Our children are not ours, but His. God gave us children to worship Him.

The Book of Deuteronomy has several verses contained within the discussion of the Ten Commandments that emphasizes God’s plan for the family. His intention in establishing His decrees was to bless us, generation to generation, but His commandments had to be passed down and kept for the blessings to occur. The blessings were not just for the moment, but forever.

“Know therefore that the Lord your God is God; He is the faithful God, keeping His covenant of love to a thousand generations of those who love Him and keep His commands” (Deuteronomy 7:9).

It should be our joy and not our challenge to raise children in the admonition and nurturance of the Lord. It should be our great pleasure to read the Bible with our children. It should be our breathless desire to mimic the words of Joshua: “But as for me and my household, we shall serve the Lord.”

Why is it important that we read the Bible with our children? Because we gave ourselves to Christ, and in so doing we entered a covenant with God that is binding. We said we would follow Him. What excuse could possibly justify ignoring our most important parental responsibility, that of turning the hearts of our children toward Jesus?

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