Tuesday, August 17, 2010

How was Daniel taught?

Several weeks ago I had a question that was brought about by a statement that someone at a Bible Study said.  I don't remember what they said, but my question was something like this.  How did Daniel's family teach him about God so that when times got tough for him he always trusted God and did the right thing?  I want to teach my children so that when faced with evil they choose to be like Daniel and love God and trust Him no matter what.

I found the answer in my Bible reading this morning when I read Jeremiah 24.  In verses 4-7 God told Jeremiah that he had sent [Daniel] to the land of the Babylonians.  God continued speaking about the good He would do to [Daniel] then he said, "I will give them a heart to know me, that I am the LORD.  They will be my people, and I will be their God, for they will return to me with all their heart."

I guess now I need to ask God to give my children a heart to know God.  There is nothing I can do to make them have a heart that loves God.  I can teach them and love them and train them the best that I know how, but it is God and only God who can give them a heart to know and love Himself.

4 comments:

  1. Great insights. I often pray for my kids to develop a heart for God. It's so important.

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  2. Your children cannot have hearts for God until they give their hearts to Him. So pray earnestly that they will trust Him as Savior. (I do too!) Then they can be challenged with having a heart that responds in love and service to Him. You don't want them to be a white - washed tomb!

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