Hello! Glad you could drop by.
Today I would love to share with you something that is on my heart.
As those of you who know me and or have been following my blog for some time will know,
I'm a Bible Believing Christian.
The Lord has shown me that He has preserved His word for us through the King James Bible. Indeed it's not just a version out there that can be picked or chosen, but it's His Word and we can read it and believe all that is written in it. There are no mistakes or problems that finite man needs to "fix".
The God who can save our eternal souls has also preserved His Word for us to read today.
Some will say that it's hard to understand at times, well.....study!
12 Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is of God; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God.
13 Which things also we speak, not in the words which man's wisdom teacheth, but which the Holy Ghost teacheth; comparing spiritual things with spiritual.
14 But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.
"If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him."
With this comes teaching our children also.
So many in this world would have you believe that you need to dress up the Bible. Let them "colour" in it. Not marking important verses they've learned or writing notes, but rather doodling. I find this very disrespectful to the Word of God. It's not a colouring book! This doesn't help them learn the Bible...make a printable for that.
Children need to learn that the Bible is God's Holy Word.
It's not just any book and there should be great respect for it.
In giving our children the real deal...not just story books or comic books.
(this is what I refer to the editions of perversions that issue these items). Many of the colouring editions of the Bible take this inspiration from the popular Mandela colouring books. Run from these as they only teach Hinduism in an easy to swallow format. It's idolatry.
We don't need to give children special edition that change the Word of God to an easier to read format. We need to teach our children the meaning of the words, of the passages, and of the teachings that are written therein.
We need to TEACH our children Truth, the whole Truth.
We need to teach our children the fear of the Lord.
We need to teach them to turn to the Lord and to trust in Him for salvation.
16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
17 For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.
18 He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.
9 That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.
10 For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.
As our children come to the Lord they will learn to place their trust in Him. They will see that God's ways are higher than our own. They will look to walk in the ways of the Lord and not in the ways of the world. They will walk this path on their own, not just holding our hands and following us.
Many say that our children are just naturally rebellious and that can't be helped. OH...but that's not true of the christian home. We need to teach our children in the fear of the Lord. We need to give our children the Truth from the very beginning. We cannot wink at sin in the home...we need to be examples to our children of the way of life.
No I'm not perfect, nor is anyone else aside from the Lord Jesus Christ Himself.
But the goal is to walk in His ways, and that is where our focus must reside.
I know that all children must come to the Lord on their own, and some will choose not to walk in the ways of the Lord. But we must from the very beginning teach our children the unadulterated truth of scripture! Don't hold anything back. It's not just a storybook to be discarded for more "colourful or entertaining" things. It stands alone! It is the Word of God, and we must treat it in a manner fitting it. Our children's souls depend on hearing the Truth and understanding it.
Just read the Bible with your children. Memorize it. Talk about it. Post it up on your walls, mirrors, doors. Let it be a part of your daily life. Our family meets every single night to open the Word of God together. My husband leads and we all learn so very much at this time with the Lord.
Let us fight for the souls of our children. It's a battle...make sure you have a sword suitable to fight with. Don't come to the battle unprepared.
12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.
13 Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.
14 Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness;
16 Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.
18 Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;
So I write these thing to encourage you this day. Teach your children the Bible.
Yes, Bible stories are ok...if they are accurate. I've not found many to tell you the honest truth. Most only tell part of the story, or misconstrue part of the passages. Many are filled with pictures, of idolatry (pictures of Jesus) and put into the children's minds things that are imagined and not true. I've found that taking my children to the specific accounts of scripture to be the best thing. Just because there is no "lights, camera, action" doesn't make it boring. If you come to a word or passage...study together. I recommend the Webster's 1828 Dictionary.
Let the children be interested, attracted to the real truth of scripture. Let us not be like the world that only seeks to entertain, to beguile, and to turn children to another Jesus, another gospel, away from the Truth that is in Christ Jesus alone. It's simple.
Let us introduce our children to the Lord Jesus himself, and invite them to "come and see".
There is great precious truth in the Bible. These are the words the Lord has given us to learn of Him and how he is working salvation in the midst of the earth. Let us go there together to learn of the Saviour of the world, to get to know Him, to grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord.
2 Peter 3:
18 But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and for ever. Amen.
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