Children’s Bible classes are just as beneficial and important. In fact, Bible classes provide some of the most effective Bible teaching for children. Material is used that is written more nearly on their level of understanding. In many cases, children who are in Bible class on a regular, weekly basis probably get better, more consistent instruction in the scriptures than they do at home. Literally, much of the formative learning in a child’s spiritual development is gained in Bible classes. The wise man wrote, “Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it” ( Prov. 22:6 ).
With all of this in mind, where are you during Bible class, and where are your children? Do you make it a point to be in Bible class every week in order to gain the knowledge that is waiting for you in the teachings of the scriptures? Do you see that your children are in Bible class every week in order that they may learn all of God’s will and be fully equipped to live their lives in His service?
The person who knows and lives by God’s word has great advantage over others when faced with the challenges and difficulties of life. Are you in Bible class, gaining that advantage? Children who are taught, whose lives are molded, by the teachings of God’s word are much better prepared to face life than are children without that training. They have understanding, a sense of purpose and direction, that other children typically do not have. Are your children in Bible class, receiving that training?
It’s easy to get careless in our thinking. As we do, it becomes easier and easier to miss Bible class. All kinds of excuses can be thought of. Before we know it, we’ve missed more classes than we’ve attended. Missing becomes the norm and being in class the exception, and our children are growing up without proper instruction in God’s word. We didn’t mean for it to be that way, it just happened. It’ll only change when we make up our mind to change. It begins with the simple questions: Where are you during Bible class, and where are your children during Bible class?