Tuesday, August 10, 2010
We wouldn’t starve our children on purpose by not feeding them. Why is it that we often withhold spiritual food by not feeding our children daily from the Word of God? So often we underestimate the importance of doing this or we believe it’s someone else’s responsibility. We leave the responsibility to our church, Sunday school, or school teachers. God’s word says that it is OUR responsibility to equip our children. We are the ones responsible to train up our children in the way they should go. I have found that I can always find an excuse for not finding time to read/study the Bible with my children…. to busy, to late in the evening, to tired, … Maybe it would be easier if I would stop making excuses for myself and state the truth.. lack of discipline, misplaced priorities, lazy. The truth hurts and we like to sugar coat things sometimes. When we know the good we ought to do and don’t do it we are sinning. That is God’s words, not mine. We can call it whatever we want, but God calls it sin. Raising Godly children takes a lot of discipline! It’s sad how we can manage to find the time to watch t.v., surf the net, clean the house, read a magazine or book, but when it comes to reading the Bible with our children we can’t even squeeze in 15 minutes a day. Let’s feed our children food that always satisfies, food that makes them grow spiritually- a daily feeding of God’s Word.
4Jesus answered, "It is written: 'Man does not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.
Blessed are those who hunger and thirst after righteousness, for they will be filled.
12In fact, though by this time you ought to be teachers, you need someone to teach you the elementary truths of God's word all over again. You need milk, not solid food! 13Anyone who lives on milk, being still an infant, is not acquainted with the teaching about righteousness. 14But solid food is for the mature, who by constant use have trained themselves to distinguish good from evil.
2 Timothy 3:16-17
16All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, 17so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.
6 Train a child in the way he should go,
and when he is old he will not turn from it.
17Anyone, then, who knows the good he ought to do and doesn't do it, sins.
20 My son, pay attention to what I say;
listen closely to my words.
21 Do not let them out of your sight,
keep them within your heart;
22 for they are life to those who find them
and health to a man's whole body.
3 He humbled you, causing you to hunger and then feeding you with manna, which neither you nor your fathers had known, to teach you that man does not live on bread alone but on every word that comes from the mouth of the LORD.