Saturday, May 24, 2014

What Does the Bible Say?

Last Sunday night my pastor asked a question of the congregation.  Honestly, I can't even remember what the question was, but I remember the answer everyone gave was "no."  No was the correct answer.  But it was the wrong answer.  It was sort of a trick question.  The actual correct answer was,

"Let's see what the Bible has to say about that."

It's so simple.  But honestly, it's not usually the first answer I give.  My kids ask me a LOT of questions about God, the Bible, Heaven, sin... you name it.  I usually answer them based on what I know from the Bible rather than actually going to the Bible and showing them.  So basically I'm really asking them to just take my word for it.  Even if the answer I give is accurate, I don't want their faith to rest on mom's wisdom.

"And my speech and my preaching was not with enticing words of man's wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power.  That your faith should stand not on the wisdom of men, but in the power of God."  I Corinthians 2:4-5

"For the Word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart."  Hebrews 4:12

My goal is to get better about pointing my kids to scripture when they have questions and finding the answers together.  Not only do I want them to learn that the Bible has the answers, I want their first thought when they have questions to be Let's see what the Bible has to say about that!  Mom's not always going to be around.  And mom's definitely not always going to know the answer.  After all, I'm only a sinner saved by grace.

I really want my kids to be equipped with the tools to find the answers they need.  When you teach a child math, you don't just tell him all the answers.  You teach him how to solve the problem.