THROUGH THE BIBLE IN THREE YEARS
At lunch, 4-year-old Sandy was having trouble getting the ketchup out of the jar.
So, Mom began to help.
Just as Mom began to smack the ketchup, the phone rang.
So, she asked Sandy to answer it.
Sandy, “Yes, Ma’am, Mommy is here.”
Sandy, “No, Ma’am, Mommy can’t come to the phone right now.”
Sandy, “Well, she’s hitting the bottle.”
15 Wherefore I also, after I heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus, and love unto all the saints,
16 Cease not to give thanks for you, making mention of you in my prayers;
17 That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him:
When children come into the world, parents spend a lot of time with them.
We help them to grow, and they know us as their provider.
Yet, when children get older, they need prayer and instruction.
One thing is most important in their instruction:
that they come to “know” Christ!
We need to pray that they receive the “spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him.”
It is our desire that God would reveal TRUTH to them, and that they would have “wisdom” – or application of His truths.
Sometimes, when children reach the teen years, they develop self-confidence and independence.
During those years, the child may rebel against the instructions of the parent.
But, as God loves us, we should love them, and continue to instruct in moral rightness.
One thing is needed – God’s Word of TRUTH.
And parents are charged with the responsibility of instruction in that truth.
God says in Deuteronomy 6:6-7,
6 And these words, which I command thee this day, shall be in thine heart:
7 And thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thine house,
and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up.
Parents, first put the Word of God in YOUR heart.
Then talk with your children about God’s Word – ALL the time!