Many parents have heard the verse “Train up a child in the way they should go.”(Proverbs 22:6) Yet, we may find ourselves searching for the way to do so.
As parents, it is our desire that they have a true love for Jesus that is why we must intentionally encourage our children to love reading the Bible and care about deepening their relationship with God.
With this in mind, here are some ways to teach your children a love for the Bible.
Read with Them
Not only are you able to bond with your child with one-on-one time, you are able to show them that reading the word of God can be fun. When reading with your kids, consider adding inflections and excitement much like if you were reading their favorite story book.
If your child is too young to read on their own, picture books can be a great resource. Picture books allow for children to use their imagination while gaining an understanding of Bible stories. Many Bible picture books have vivid pictures and creates great discussion.
Verse of the Week
Interactive Bible Games
One way to make Bible reading fun is to make it interactive. Bible trivia can also be a fun way to reinforce what was already learned. Ask your kids to think of new games to help them learn the Bible while having a good time.
Regardless of what method you choose, we should desire to help our children “Hide His word in their hearts.”(Psalm 119:11) Although we pray they will grow up to accept God for themselves, we can create the foundations for success today. Through each intentional act and living out our faith, we teach them the beauty of God’s love for them and His desire that they grow in His word.