This world’s pull is powerful. It pulls us in like a tidal wave. How do we help our kids know that God’s Word is holy, pure, perfect, and true? How do we do it in a world that says the Bible is a fairytale or, at best, they pick and choose from it what they want to believe and leave what they don’t? Can you help your child revere God’s Word, despite this?
There are words in our casual language that would make any truly revering Christian cringe. They are used so nonchalantly that it makes us concerned for the people who have no idea what they are doing. It makes me feel sorrow for them.
If people can so easily let ungodly words flow from their mouths flippantly, how much more do their lives lack reverence for God, let alone His holy Word?
Let us stop for a moment to think about what God’s Word means. God, the creator of the heavens and earth, left us a written Word for us to follow. He could have left us alone, with nothing but the need for us to realize that creation declares His glory.
If we truly believe that the Bible is God’s Word then how much should we treasure it, learn it, obey it, and FULLY trust it? If the Bible is the Word of God, then taking it lightly is taking God lightly.
It takes a supernatural act of God for adults to recognize this truth. So then how can our kids begin to understand? I think in some ways it is actually easier for our kids to “get it.” Christ’s sacrifice is the ultimate testament of God’s love. A close second to the proof that God loves us is leaving us His holy Word.
In 2 Timothy 3:15-17 Paul commended to Timothy, it says, “… from infancy you have known the holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus. All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.”
To help you teach your child to revere God’s Word, you must use the Word itself. Isaiah 55:11 states, “It is the same with my word. I send it out, and it always produces fruit. It will accomplish all I want it to, and it will prosper everywhere I send it.”
Praying and memorizing the Bible’s scripture will show your kids that God’s Word is true.
John 5:39 – “These are the Scriptures that testify about me.”
Psalm 12:6 – “And the words of the Lord are flawless, like silver purified in a crucible, like gold[a] refined seven times.”
Psalm 119:160 – “All your words are true; all your righteous laws are eternal.”
1 Peter 1: 25 – “But the word of the Lord endures forever. That word is the good news that was announced to you.”
Prophecies that foretold Jesus help kids reverence God’s Word.
The birth of Christ was announced long before he was actually born. Over 300 prophecies were made about Jesus and each of them helps our kids understand that God’s Word is proven to be holy and worthy of our reverence. Here are a few prophecies to help teach our kids God’s Word is true and should be revered:
Isaiah 7:14 says Jesus would be born of a virgin.
Genesis 22:18 confirms Jesus would be a descendant of Abraham.
Malachi 3:1 said a messenger (John the Baptist) would come first to prepare the way for Him.
Isaiah 33:22 said he would teach first in Galilee.
He would be born in Bethlehem (Micah 5:2), presented with gifts (Psalm 72:10), and be threatened by Herod (Jeremiah 31:15). All came to pass.
These resources will help you in your journey to help your kids understand how and why to Revere God’s Word:
Teaching kids how the Old Testament prophecies foretold the coming of Christ is a great way to teach kids to reverence God’s Word because it is true. According to Guinness World Records as of 1995, the Bible is the best-selling book of all time, with an estimated 5 billion copies sold and distributed.
Jeannette is a wife, mother and homeschooling mom. She has been mightily, saved by grace and is grateful for God’s sovereignty throughout her life’s journey. She has a Bachelor in English Education and her MBA. Jeannette is bi-lingual and currently lives in the Tongan Islands of the South Pacific. She posts daily freebies for homeschoolers!
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