Discipling Kids

Posted: October 26, 2011 in build up, compassion, Disciple, Discipleship, Family, great commission, Mentor, mentoring, Parenting

My daughter Chloe and I have been reading through Genesis lately, and it is amazing how fresh and new these old familiar Scriptures can be when looking through the lens of a child.

Chloe is 8 years old right now, and as we read, we ask questions and discuss the chapters as we go. As adults, we sometimes get into a routine of reading passages that we know without really thinking them through…at least not beyond face value.

When we read about the animals that Noah was to house in the ark, it is easy to remember that they entered “two-by-two”. But can you answer the question that we discussed: how many cows entered the ark?  See Genesis 7!

It was fun going through the verses with her and discussing the reasons why there were 14 cows that entered the ark. You see, all clean animals were to have 7 pair for sacrifices and later for eating…and, God had not yet allowed the eating of meat prior to the flood!

One little side note about this verse…and it’s enough to deepen your faith that God truly exists. God lays out all the animals that are deemed clean for sacrifice and eating. That list has been scientifically proven to be 100% accurate due to the way those animals were created. Only God could have given that list to man before they were even considered edible!  Check it out in scripture…

These little tidbits of info are there for us to share with our kids to deepen our faith and theirs and to disciple them as they grow in their relationship to God. It never ceases to amaze me how God’s word can surprise you when looking at it through the eyes of a chid!

So read the scriptures with your kids and ask then questions as well as have them ask you questions. You may just strengthen your faith along with your child!


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