“Morning by morning, O Lord, you hear my voice”

Psalm 5:3

Bible Literacy

(Please read Psalm 119:105-112)

February 15

A lot is said and written these days about how to improve the education systems in this country. Many people are alarmed at the number of folks who cannot read or write and are trying to find ways to overcome the problem.That’s a desirable goal, of course, but perhaps we should be just as concerned about people who can read but just won’t do it. It’s particularly worrisome when Christians apparently neglect reading the Good Book, and thus fail to learn from it.

Biblical literacy flowers best if the seeds are planted and carefully cultivated in the home. Christian parents can help their children learn to enjoy reading the Bible by reading it to them and with them, discussing it with interest and excitement, and letting talk of biblical matters be a natural, everyday part of home life. Anything less will indicate that biblical illiteracy really is a family disease, and it’s contagious.

On this fine morning, please give this serious matter some thought and resolve that your home will be a home of Bible readers. To nail that resolution down, try singing “Give Me the Bible,” and make its words yours, then ask our Father to bless you in following through.

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