For centuries, traditions and customs have been passed on from one generation to the next. We still see this today in the form of passing on Grandma’s cookie recipe, or handing down a family name; but what about passing on biblical knowledge?
You might be surprised to hear that though our culture still values the passing on of traditions, sharing our biblical knowledge is at a low. How much more important is equipping the next generation with a solid biblical foundation than the passage of a name or recipe?
The Importance of Passing On Biblical Knowledge to the Next Generation
In the first verses of Psalm 78, the psalmist talks about the importance of passing on the works and wonders of God to our children. Verse 4 says, “…we will tell the next generation the praiseworthy deeds of the Lord, His power, and wonders He has done.” According to pollster, George Barna, most of us are failing in this area—and failing miserably.
The kids coming to Shepherd’s Hill Academy come from predominantly Christian homes, and I can tell you that their knowledge of biblical history affirms what Barna’s research has concluded. If we could commit to giving our kids a more informed biblical background, I think this—in and of itself—can go a long way toward mitigating the insanity our culture is imposing on them today.
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