The Bible doesn’t call itself a Christian parenting manual.
Well, not in so many words.
But in Deuteronomy 6, God teaches Jewish parents about the relevance of His Word by saying: “And these words that I command you today shall be on your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise. You shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontlets between your eyes. You shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates.”
In this passage, God encourages parents to know His Word intimately, to teach His Word intentionally, and to speak of His Word invariably.
There are numerous reasons for this, not the least of which is that knowing God’s Word helps us to distinguish truth from lies.
I recently shared three of these commonly believed cultural lies at Intoxicated on Life. Here’s an excerpt:
One of the most powerful shaping influences in our lives is culture, for better or for worse.
In this “Information Age,” it hasnever been more critical to filter cultural messages through the lens of biblical truth.
We do this first by knowing the truth. Recognizing what’s not truth is impossible without knowing what is truth. Spending time in God’s Word and absorbing His truth by the power of His Spirit enables us to identify the lies touted in our world.
Read the three lies here, along with corresponding truths, just a click away!