Reflection on pp 21-23 of Big Truths for Young Hearts, by Bruce Ware.
Our God is a talking God and has chosen to talk to us in the pages of Holy Scripture. What an amazing truth with life-altering, life-shaping implications. As Dr. Ware writes, “We can far too easily ignore the Bible or spend too little time reading from it. But when we realize what it really is, we desire to spend much more time learning just what the Bible says. Yes, it is true. What the Bible says is what God says; as the Bible speaks to us, God speaks to us.”
Do you want to hear God speak? I do to. Let us not fail to heed the famous words that led St. Augustine into the pages of Scripture — ” take up and read!” This subject reminds me of a great article by John Piper — “The Morning I Heard the Voice of God
.” I’d encourage you to read it and be inspired to take up and read. Parents, let us also consider, how can we get our children close to Scripture? What practices do we need to adopt? What habits of family devotion do we need to instill or persevere in?
Recently, my wife Fibia and I have benefited from the little booklets you see below in teaching our children doctrine/scripture. The book of questions and answers, has a list of questions that help children to understand who God is. The book of memory verses is organized by topic–some are directly related to God’s character, others are about Jesus, while still others are about sin, salvation, prayer, faith etc…These booklets are available at the resource center. They are great tools because you can review a question or a Bible verse at any time – driving in the car, while playing with the kids, during mealtimes etc…