“But as for you, continue in what you have learned and have become convinced of, because you know those from whom you learned it [his mother and grandmother!], and how from infancy you have known the holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus.” 2 Timothy 3:14-15 NIV
Not only that, but she understood how important it was not to neglect that aspect of child rearing. She told me that one of Satan’s most effective tools in preventing this kind of teaching to our children is to keep us so busy fighting over who owns the responsibility that no one ends up doing it!
Since then, I have taken on the "formal" teaching of scripture in our home just as my mother did. My husband’s strong convictions have reinforced what I have tried to teach, both on a spiritual level, and in practical everyday life. I have been able to point out to my children how their dad lives out his faith even though he is not always talking to them about it like I am. And he will occasionally “drive it home” for them better than I ever could. My children will be able to say along with the songwriter, “Daddy was the one who kept me walkin’ the line.” It is working pretty well for us so far...
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mother blessing sabbath
father correcting son