Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Teaching Your Family the Scriptures

Teaching Your Family the Scriptures

In the book of Deuteronomy, the Bible instructs parents to teach their children about the ways of Yahweh. In Deuteronomy 4:9, the Bible tells Yahweh's people to teach Yahweh's laws "to your children and to their children after them." Deuteronomy 4:10 goes on to instruct the Israelites to assemble so they "may learn to revere (Yahweh) as long as they live in the land and may teach (Yahweh's laws) to their children."


The Bible defines the type of teaching for the children to be all-encompassing. In Deuteronomy 11:19, the Bible says to teach children about Yahweh's laws in numerous ways, such as talking about Yahweh's laws "when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up." In Deuteronomy 11:20, the Bible even says to write Yahweh's laws "on the doorframes of your houses and on your gates."


So, don’t rely on the church, school, Sunday school, friends, or family to teach your family the scriptures. Yahweh gives that command to parents. It is a responsibility that parents (fathers) will have to answer. Mother, don’t try to take the leading role away from your husband. It is his Yahweh-given role. However, there are many things you should do to help him in his role. Thus, you are given the name…helpmeet.

  1. Have your home in order in order to be comfortable during teachings.

  1. Have your chores done in order to be in the right mindset for teachings.

  1. Pray that Yahweh leads your husband in his teachings.

  1. If you think he is not doing a good job of teaching, too bad. Just learn to love his desire to take on the role he has been given.

  1. When Daddy is at work or busy, read bible stories to your children. I still do that and my children are 14 and 10.

  1. Give the children memory scriptures. (As long as it is okay with Daddy.)

  1. Quiz the children about previous teachings that Daddy gave.

So, as you can see, there are many ways for you to stand by your man and help him lead your family.



Amanda Gowan

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