Why Biblical Literacy is Essential for Kids Today

Why Biblical Literacy is Essential for Kids Today

Have you noticed the abundance of information everywhere you look? Yet, why does wisdom seems scarce?

It's crucial for us as parents to steer the ship of our family with the Bible as our compass. When we set The Bible us our personal compass, our kids see and learn that this can be their compass too. As we journey together, let us delve into the imperativeness of Biblical literacy for our kiddos.

"All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness." – 2 Timothy 3:16

These days children are swamped with an avalanche of information from from places that we don't even expect. Amidst this onslaught, it's essential to equip them with a beacon that radiates wisdom, clarity, and discernment—the Bible.

  1. Grounding: The stories and teachings in the Bible aren't just narratives. They are a foundation, offering concrete instruction and guidelines that help children discern well. As they grow, it's scripture that becomes the bedrock of their character, guiding them and informing them at each intersection of life.
  2. Resilience: Life is full of challenges. How do we deal with the challenges? Let's look at Joseph's resilience to Job's unwavering faith, to provide our kids with examples of endurance. Scipture is full of stories showing them that adversities can be faced with grace and faith.
  3. Empathy: Stories like the Good Samaritan don't just teach; they model. By exposing our children to the words, and person of Jesus we can offer them a life in Christ, and a heart full of kindness, understanding, and empathy.
  4. Hope: Hope is the anchor of the soul. Through themes of redemption, promise, and faith, our kids learn that Jesus is the hope of the world, and with Him we can have hope in all circumstances.
  5. Identity: In a world that constantly questions identity, the Bible reflects our children's worth, purpose, created identity to them. Scripture is a book of of God's unending love for us, and when that seeps into our kid's hearts day after day, year after year — they can live with a sense of belonging as sons and daughters of a king.

Biblical literacy isn't just about reading stories; it's about imbibing wisdom. As caretakers and guides, our role isn't just to introduce our children to these words but to help them grab hold of the central characters. In these scriptures, they will find more than stories; they will discover Christ, the cornerstone of our faith.

Let us ensure that as our children step into the world, they do so with the Bible as their compass, illuminating their path with wisdom, grace, and love.