Love for God’s Word

Written by Karla Rowley

 “May my children grow to find your Word more precious than gold, than much pure gold, and sweeter than honey from the honeycomb” (Psalm 19:10).

More to be desired are they than gold, even than much fine gold; they are sweeter also than honey and drippings from the honeycomb. (Amplified)

They are worth more than gold—even more than abundant, pure gold. They are sweeter to the tongue than honey or the drippings of the honeycomb. (The Voice)

When we began dating we were a part of a college Bible study and we made Christian music an extension of our interest in what the Bible said about living. Our wedding vows were written based on Psalm 91 and we simply shared scripture, scripture music, and our church activities as a matter of course.

Then when we became parents a few years back—we set a renewed practice of infusing Christian music into our home. Our children played with Bible figures, attended VBS and even acted out Bible stories for us as they grew up. We were as intentional as we knew how to be about presenting to them the truths we found in the Bible.

It was not an accident that any of these things happened. We had people who had modeled being Bible students in our younger lives. Their examples and influence on us gave us a foundation to go to the Bible (the Word) and find answers to difficult questions or challenges we faced growing up. We are still students of the Bible and now we share what we have learned with our children AND with their children.

We also share with other children through volunteering with Worship and Wonder for our Child Care Center children.

It has been such an honor and privilege to share with them and see the stories come to life for them—to see them understand things that confused me when I was small. It is also such a joy to listen to our grandchildren quote a scripture and tell us what it means to them.

Father God, your Word comforts us and challenges us. You give us a framework for our lives; our decisions; our dreams and hopes. We lift to You our children, our grandchildren, our neighbor's children as they learn and grow by tasting the honey of Your Word. Amen

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