teaching a child

Just to encourage you today, here are some great quotes from God’s Word, to help you in your parenting and homeschooling.

God’s Word has all we need.

His divine power has given us everything we need for life and godliness through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness” (2 Peter 1:3, NIV).

Keep your mind on God, not on your problems.

“Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee” (Isaiah 26:3, KJV).

Seek God for wisdom.

“Whether you turn to the right or to the left, your ears will hear a voice behind you, saying, ‘This is the way; walk in it'” (Isaiah 30:21, NIV).

Be careful of distractions and too much multi-tasking.

“…this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Messiah Yeshua” (Philippians 3:13-14, KJV).

I can’t teach what I don’t know.

“These commandments that I give you today are to be upon your hearts” (Deuteronomy 6:6, NIV, emphasis mine).

Use teachable moments.

“Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. Tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads. Write them on the doorframes of your houses and on your gates” (Deuteronomy 6:7-9, NIV).

Delegate freely.

“She provides food for her family and portions for her servant girls” (Proverbs 31:15, NIV).

Helping your husband is the top priority, even over the kids.

“It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper suitable for him” (Genesis 2:18, NIV).

Husbands need our respect.

“Now as the church submits to Christ, so also wives should submit to their husbands in everything… and the wife must respect her husband” (Ephesians 5:24, 33, NIV).

The home needs an atmosphere of peace and order.

“God is not a God of disorder but of peace” (1 Corinthians 14:33, NIV).

Don’t expect what you won’t inspect.

“The rod and reproof give wisdom: but a child left to himself bringeth his mother to shame” (Proverbs 29:15, KJV).

God’s Word should be our primary curriculum.

“All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work” (2 Timothy 3:16-17, NIV).

History is completely in God’s hands and should be taught from His perspective.

“But I trust in you, O YHWH; I say, ‘You are my God.’ My times are in your hands…” (Psalm 31:14-15, KJV).

God is revealed to us through science.

“…What may be known about God is plain to them, because God has made it plain to them. For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made” (Romans 1:19-20, NIV).

We learn to care for God’s creation through the application of science.

“Then God said, ‘Let us make man in our image, in our likeness, and let them rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air, over the livestock, over all the earth, and over all the creatures that move along the ground.’” (Genesis 1:26, NIV).

We learn to read so we can have faith in God.

“How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed? and how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard? …So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God” (Romans 10:14, 17, KJV).

We learn to communicate so we can share God with others.

“How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed? and how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard? and how shall they hear without a preacher? And how shall they preach, except they be sent? as it is written, ‘How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things!'” (Romans 10:14-15, KJV).

We do our best at everything we do, so God receives all the glory.

“And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Master Yeshua, giving thanks to God the Father through him” (Colossians 3:17, NIV).

Have any “tidbits” or Bible verses to share? I’m sure there must be many more…


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