"Let this be written for a future generation so that the people not yet created may praise the Lord." Psalm 102:18-20.
Last week, my husband took my son on a special trip. They went to a hotel, ate lots of food, rode go- carts and swam in the hotel pool. But when the fun was done, my husband talked to my son about what it means to be a man. They took out their Bibles and explored what God's design was for sex, the changes that would take place to his body during puberty and when was the proper time to start dating. My husband and I never received that kind of talk when we were growing up, so we wanted to not only educate him at home, but also incorporate a biblical perspective.
Too often, however, Christians separate God and life into separate categories—sometimes they intertwine but mostly remain separated. On Sundays, families worship God together, but the rest of the week is reserved for secular activities, almost never bringing God's word into their lives.
The key to preserving the word of God for the next generation is not attending another Sunday school class, but applying what they have already learned there in practical ways. Preserving the Word is essential in ensuring the next generation loves God. But knowledge of the Bible can't remain in the head; it has to travel to the heart.
In what ways can you help your child preserve the word of God in his/ her heart so that the next generation can learn to praise him?