Proverbs 22:6 tells us to Train up a child in the way he should go; and when he is old they shall not depart from it.
This is one of the best bible verses on being a good parent and teaching children God’s word period.
If only every parent wanted the best for their children, they would teach them about the Bible. Who God is, and in his ways.
In order for you to do this as a parent. You first have to know his word. Or at least a little about it yourself.
I’m not saying you have to go take a theology class, seminary or even go to school. But there are simple and practical things you can do on your own and even learn the bible verses with your children together.
Talk about a positive bonding experience!! I can’t think of any better way to spend time with my child than reading and studying God’s word together.
Teaching children good morals and bible verses are critical to who they will grow up to be in life and how they will behave.
Growing up in Church
Growing up as a child. I remember my parents taking me to church. My dad was a humble music director and my mother sung in the choir.
Going to church on Sunday’s was the norm and looking back, it played a vital role in shaping me to who I am today. I remember getting baptized at the age of 7 and going to Sunday school.
Fast forward 30 years later. Today I’m a dad and father. Now I’m responsible for best bible verses you can teach your children.
Best Bible Verses for Children
#1 In the beginning, God created the heaven and the earth. Genesis 1:1 kjv
It’s the very first verse in the Bible. I think it’s important to start teaching our children with who God is. He’s the creator of the universe and everything within it.
When you start with this bible verse you are setting the premise for who God is and where he is.
#2 For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son. That whoever believes in him shall not perish, but have everlasting life. John 3:16 kjv
This bible verse is teaching our children God’s love and character.
God, after all, is a father and parent too!
God’s character is a loving father and that God is love. 1 John 4:8
God disciplines His children and God says that whom he loves he corrects. Hebrews 12:6
His word also instructs us to as parents as well. “Don’t fail to correct your children. You won’t kill them by being firm.” Proverbs 23: 13 Contemporary English version
So, loving your children and teaching God is love, doesn’t necessarily mean that you give in to their every want. Loving your child unconditionally is important, but also having appropriate boundaries is key too.
#3 The Lord’s Prayer
Let’s take a look at The Lord’s Prayer.
This is one of my favorite prayers and bible verses which starts with “Our Father who art in heaven”. So you can see why these first three go together.
It starts with who God is, “Our Creator”, “ Our Father”, and where he is, “who art in heaven”. He created you, your children and everything else!
The Lord’s Prayer is our personal best bible verse for children. It teaches children that God knows what they have need of.
Every night when I put my daughter to bed we say this together. She’s already memorized it and loves to say it! It’s one of the proudest moments as a father I’ve had and have!
In addition, children love to pray!
Doing this on a regular and daily basis is teaching them the way in which they should go. It’s a good and healthy way for them to learn the Bible and God’s ways.
Children are a gift from God and he chose you to be his or her parent.
So be a good one! Teach them God’s word and be the best parent you can be!
Throughout life, we have to trust God.
When we acknowledge him in all of our ways, he promises to direct us in all our paths.
Teaching our children to do this at an early age is teaching them something which may be harder if learned later in life.
Give and it shall be given
So many children simply want to take take take.
Take Molly or Billy at the playground. They won’t share their toy with your child or vice versa. I’m sure you’ve heard your children say this or something like it a thousand times or more.
Teaching our children to be givers and not takers is a life long quality that will not only benefit them but others. Which brings me to the next verse.
He who wants to be great among you let them be the servant of all. Mark 10:43
It teaches our children that life isn’t all about themselves and serving people. What a great Bible verse to teach your children at a young age.
Serving or giving can mean giving your time, talent, and treasure. God has blessed us all with something to give.
A great way to show your children how to serve is to volunteer at your local church. Depending on the church and age of your child. There may be things which they can participate in as well.
Jesus was the ultimate example of how we should live our lives. And he did so by serving others.
He even washed one of his disciples’ feet to show us the importance of servanthood.
You are teaching them to serve others. A trait which is highly regarded.
Teaching and deciding what are the best bible verses to teach your children can be a fun and exciting as well as challenging experience. There is no set verse or verses.
All of God’s word is meant for children and adults too. Obviously, use some common sense when sharing bible verses with your child that are age-appropriate.
Children will learn and have a better understanding of who God is and will enrich their lives greatly.
Don’t be surprised if your children ask questions that you don’t know and that’s ok.
Just do your best!!!
Teaching your children Bible verses will help teach them right from wrong. And something they will always remember. It’s a promise from God.
So, train up your child in the way he should go, and when they old they will not depart from it. Proverbs 22:6