Teaching Children to Love the Bible

Instructing a Child's Heart
A Challenging Word from Tedd and Margy Tripp,

How do you think of the Bible? Is it law, condemnation, warning, guilt, threats and judgment? Or, is it God’s merciful and gracious revelation for fallen, broken humanity? The Bible provides in God-inspired, rich literary textures, the story of creation, the Fall, the incarnation, redemption and hope through the life and death of Jesus Christ, and a glorious second coming of Jesus to establish the new heavens and new earth.

We must teach our children to love the Scriptures. We must teach the promises along with the warnings. We must teach the perfect sacrifice of Christ for sin along with the description of our sinfulness. We must let our children hear how God’s law is sweeter than honey from the honeycomb. By it we are warned, and by keeping it there is great reward (Ps. 19:10-11). The most effective way to teach our children to love the Scripture is to love it ourselves. They will see us longing to read it, hear it and understand it, and learn that it is valuable.

(Instructing a Child’s Heart, Copyright©2008, page 21)

Written by Jill Nelson

Jill Nelson

Jill Nelson is a wife, mother, grandmother, teacher and author. She has taught Sunday School for over 20 years and writes God-centered curriculum for Children Desiring God.

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