Bible reading should be a core activity and not to be considered as the addition to life. For Christians, reading the Bible is a core activity and not an add-on. It offers a wide range of facts and Bible trivia. Interestingly, research showed that when parents read the Bible with their kids, it produces the following positive child-outcomes: increased intelligence, social skills, empathy, and coping skills.
1. Builds their wisdom.
Without a doubt, the Bible has the power to make one wise! After all, “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, and the knowledge of the Holy One is insight” (Proverbs 9:10). In line with this, “For the Lord gives wisdom; from his mouth come knowledge and understanding;” (Proverbs 2:6).
2. Molds their character.
Character it’s a major part of a child and it’s hard to break from. When we expose kids to the truth early, we create a foundation to prepare them for life and eternity.
Bible lessons have a moral and religious influence on the character. A person’s character is the sum of his or her disposition, thoughts, intentions, desires, and actions. Children exposed to the truth early on generally uphold a higher sense of morality and are built on a solid foundation.
3. Helps them to value spiritual things over worldly ones.
The Bible’s command in Deuteronomy 11:19 for parents to teach the law to the children is still valid today.
Specifically, it says, “You shall teach them to your children, talking of them when you are sitting in your house, and when you are walking by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise.” Significantly, it enriches the mind to value spiritual things over secular ones.
4. Early building of Faith.
While he was young, Jesus’ constant exposure to the Scriptures is God’s ideal for every Christian home. In our children’s case, biblical exposure allows them to grow in faith throughout their lifetime.
5. Proves to them the reality of God
There are a lot of Bible stories that encourage them that God does exist and loves and listens to us and we are Hos kids. Therefore, they can take a leap of faith, asking God’s Spirit to work through them, the same way He did for these men of old!