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Many Christian homes are filled with books on parenting. The books address everything from discipline to college decisions. Most of the books are good as far as they go, but there is one Book that must be on the top of the pile. Honestly, we would be better served if we would put down all the other books and pick up “The Book”.
This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success.
God’s inspired Word is his love letter to us, revealing everything we need to know about him and about ourselves. Bible reading must be a part of our daily schedule. The Bible is God-breathed.
The discernment and wisdom needed to guide a child into young adulthood are beyond our natural skill set. Parenting demands that the Holy Spirit work through us as we read Scripture. Only in God’s Word will we find the message that changes us from the inside out so we can mentor our children from the outside in.
Father, thank you for your Word. Forgive us for taking it for granted. Forgive us for not spending enough time reading it. Help us develop the foundational spiritual habit of reading it every day so that we can know and follow your instruction; and so that we can enjoy your success. In Jesus’ name. Amen.