Top 5 Biblical Things To Teach Your Kids

By: George William

First let me preface this by saying that I know the whole bible is valuable. It has untold amounts of wisdom. It’s for that reason I’m making this list. These are the things that I’d want my kids to always have at the forefront of their minds in guiding them biblicaly. Because we won’t remember always what we’ve learned from it. We will fail.

  1. Matthew 22:37 “Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.”- The context of this is the Pharisees were questioning Jesus. One who was a lawyer asked him, “Master, which is the greatest commandment in the law?” I’ve heard strong, biblical men talk about this passage and say that what Jesus is talking about is the first four commandments. I cannot speak to that for I’m not as learned but, if it is the greatest commandment then it must but top priority.
  2. 1 Peter 2:2 “As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby.”- What this is saying is that we must thirst for God’s word as a baby thirsts for milk. Have you ever watched a baby drink milk? Sometimes they drink so fast they have some spilling out of their mouth. Afterwards, they need to be burped and might have some spit up. To have your children in the word in this way, they’ll grow into strong Christians, much like the baby growing into a strong child.
  3. 1 Thessalonians 5:16 “Pray without ceasing”- I have a Jewish friend who grew up “Christian”. I asked him when I found this out why he converted. I shall try not to put words in his mouth but I do believe he said that it’s because he didn’t really feel like he had that relationship with Jesus. How can anyone expect to have a relationship with God if you don’t talk to him? I get it, praying is hard. Matthew 26:41 says “Watch and pray, lest you enter into temptation. The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.” Admittedly this is out of context but I believe it serves the purpose. The body hates doing things for the Lord. Your body loves sin. It is through the grace of God that you want to serve him. If only you stick with it, and pray for the Lord to help you in this, will you find the Holy Spirit working in you, making it easier to pray and giving you the ability to pray without ceasing. There is always something to pray about. We live in a fallen world.
  4. Oddly enough, this one is the next verse. “Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Jesus Christ for you.” 1 Thessalonians 5:17- In this life we are insanely blessed. In our sinful nature, at any given moment we are deserving of death and eternal punishment. Anything in this life is better than that and it is all the will of God.
  5. James 1:5 “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.”- Something we don’t understand these days is that being smart and being wise is not that same thing. Being smart is just pure knowledge itself. Wisdom is then how to apply it. You may know all these verses, be able to recall them all by heart. You may know what they mean but, if you do not live these, you are a fool. The reason God will give liberally unto those who ask for wisdom, is because I believe he wants his people to understand him, his word, and to live it out. Another reason I believe this to be so is because first in order to do so we must humble ourselves. We love to think of ourselves of being great and intelligent because there’s nothing on this planet that matches out intelligence but, when compared to God, we are not even single celled organisms. So we must humble ourselves, to ask of such a thing from something far greater than ourselves.

2 thoughts on “Top 5 Biblical Things To Teach Your Kids

  1. Outstanding biblical advice, my prayer is that fathers particularly would take the biblical leadership of the home and build strength spiritually in their kids so that when they do interface with the world and its culture, they have the “meat” of the word to stand firm.

    Keep up this kind of teaching in your blog.

  2. I wholeheartedly agree with you on these solid Biblical points. It is also good to see the genuine desire that you have to know and love and live for the Lord and to share that purpose and delight with others. Thank you!

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