Ever wonder what your children are learning from God's word?
I heard a humorous story last week about a mom who was bound and determined to raise her preschool age children in the Word. So twice a day, she read a chapter from the Bible to them, beginning in Genesis and working her way through to Revelations.
By the time they reached Leviticus, the children's eyes would glaze over when she started reading and their interest waned because of all the "rules." But, determined to be faithful to God's command to bind His precepts to her children's hearts, she continued.
On they journeyed, through Numbers and Deuteronomy. She feared they were getting nothing from the daily readings until one spring day they came to Deuteronomy 23. The children became intrigued and interested as she began to read about life in the camp of Israel.
9 When you are encamped against your enemies, keep away from everything impure. 10 If one of your men is unclean because of a nocturnal emission, he is to go outside the camp and stay there. 11 But as evening approaches he is to wash himself, and at sunset he may return to the camp.
12 Designate a place outside the camp where you can go to relieve yourself. 13 As part of your equipment have something to dig with, and when you relieve yourself, dig a hole and cover up your excrement. 14 For the LORD your God moves about in your camp to protect you and to deliver your enemies to you. Your camp must be holy, so that he will not see among you anything indecent and turn away from you.(NIV)
"Ah! At last I'm getting somewhere," she thought. "They're listening, at least."
She found out just how closely they were listening a few days later when she announced a trip to a nearby attraction. "Hurry and get ready," she said. "And be sure to go to the bathroom before we leave."
Immediately, the four-year-old ran from the kitchen, out the back yard and toward the barn. Ready to discipline him sternly for disobeying, she followed him, arriving just in time to see him covering up a well-used hole with his shovel...