Make Sure Children Read the BibleWhat do these four books have in common?

Each of these were gifts to us. I’m quite grateful for them. I read them with our kids regularly. They have a place.

But it’s important to make clear that they never replacing the Word of God that we are called to teach our children.

I find it somewhat concerning that each has “Bible” in the title when in fact they are more like chronological devotionals or children’s commentaries. The Bible – all 66 books of the Old and New Testament – is a book like no other because the Bible “is breathed out by God” (2 Timothy 3:16). Anything more or anything less is not the Bible.

Here’s why this matters.

If we want our children to have a true relationship with God, it’s critical we help them encounter the Word of God firsthand right from birth. Each day we shape our children’s world by the words we speak to them. Why not make sure a greater percentage of those words are eternal words?

Devotionals are great but God’s Word is irreplaceable.

Devotionals are great but God’s Word is irreplaceable.

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