The other day our family sat down to watch the new “Ten Commandments”. It was very good, but had some parts that were not in the Bible (caution: content was very bloody toward the end). My older children kept asking me, “Mom, is that true?” and “Did that really happen?”. Instead of just going off memory (not great sometimes!) I decided to get out the Bible. I explained to them that the Bible is ABSOLUTE TRUTH. It is the ultimate guide that we line things up with and see how it compares. We had a great discussion on what was accurate and what was made up in the movie.
This made me realize how important it is to show your children your Biblical world view. If they have a question about doctrine, false teachers, false prophets, drunkenness, Evolution vs. Creation, ect., where should you go to find those answers? Go to the Bible, they are all in there. The important thing is that you are taking time to sit down with your children and look up Scripture. They are seeing you go to the Bible for answers; so hopefully, when they are older they will in turn do the same thing.
When I am disciplining, especially, I always try to bring it back to the Bible. We always talk about why God doesn’t like such and such behavior. Does it bless Him? Does it please His heart? Does it hurt His heart? I always remind the children that Jesus died on the cross so that that sin would be forgiven.
So the next time you and your children watch a movie or read a book (even if it’s a Christian one) have that Bible ready! It has the answers you need! Be an example! Be a Seeker of Truth and they will become one as well!
From One Mom to Another,