How the Bible and Homework Can Help Your Child

Recently I had coffee with a father, and we started talking about his son’s daily homework requirements from school. For an allotted amount of time, the boy was meant to read a book of his choosing. This particular father encouraged his son to read the Bible during these sessions. It’s a brilliant idea, and it led me to think about how this dad’s suggestion offers both academic and spiritual advantages to his son. With the start of the school year upon us, here are a few educational and spiritual advantages that may result from making the Bible the subject of your child’s required reading.

Topics: Family Discipleship | Education

Recently I had coffee with a father, and we started talking about his son’s daily homework requirements from school. For an allotted amount of time, the boy was meant to read a book of his choosing. This particular father encouraged his son to read the Bible during these sessions. It’s a brilliant idea, and it led me to think about how this dad’s suggestion offers both academic and spiritual advantages to his son. With the start of the school year upon us, here are a few educational and spiritual advantages that may result from making the Bible the subject of your child’s required reading.

Academic Advantages

Spiritual Advantages

Exposing your child to God’s Word is an essential part of commending the Lord to him. So leverage every opportunity to help him engage the Bible. Use his required reading time to grow him in his knowledge of God, and pray that his time produces spiritual fruit. The father I got to know over coffee chose to leverage his son’s school environment. He made Scripture a priority in their home and encouraged his son to read God’s Word. I encourage you to do the same. It can help our children’s education and it can help their souls.

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