Suitable for All Ages

You may not think you know much about God, or the Bible, or the best way to explain the finer points of Christian doctrine. But if you still have children at home, you can be pretty sure they don't know as much as you do. And they could learn a lot more than you think if you'd just start the conversation.

Granted, trying to instruct our children in the ways and teachings of God is not easy for a lot of us. It can be awkward. It's not usually a popular alternative to the video game they were playing or the friend they were texting. We fear the risk of being boring, or bumping up against a question we don't know the answer to.

But you'd be surprised how inherently powerful the Bible is, all by itself. The consistent practice of reading the Scripture aloud with everyone together in one room will leave marks and memories on your children that will travel well as they grow. You'd even be surprised by the thoughts God gives you as you read—things you can share on the spot about your experiences with life, no other textbooks required.

Even with all our qualms and excuses, the Bible challenges us not to hide His Word from our children. "Then they would put their trust in God and would not forget his deeds but would keep his commands" (Psalm 78:7). Even if you're a little fuzzy on this stuff, you've got to love a promise like that.

Pray this prayer: Lord, I don't really even know where to begin in teaching my children about you and your Word. But I will be faithful to try. Help to realize that this is my responsibility.

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