The Most Important Life Lesson to Teach Children

Most important life lesson to teach your children

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As a homeschool mom, I often wonder if I am not teaching my children the right things?

I worry are they learning enough math? Do they understand English grammar rules? Will they remember the science and history lessons?

While math, English, science, and history lessons are important to learn, these subjects are not the most important life lessons my children will learn in school. The most important life lesson my children will learn in school is to fear God and to walk in His commandments.

Most important life lesson to teach your children

In Deuteronomy 6:7, Moses gave us these instructional words, “You shall teach them {God’s law, emphasis added} diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise.”

Wait, Moses didn’t mention that my child needs to be an algebra expert or science whiz? Nope. Moses didn’t say to spend hours learning grammar rules every day? Nope. Don’t get me wrong, I do believe these subjects are important, but they are not the most important thing I will teach my children.

Moses tells us to focus on teaching our children how to walk with God and follow his commandments by teaching God’s Word daily in our homes and by talking about God’s Word daily at home, when we go to the store, in all things we do.

3 Ways to Focus on Teaching Children to Walk in God’s Ways

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Use Curriculum That Focuses on Faith

Teaching the Bible and Bible lessons are important when we want our children to grow with a focus on faith.

But, in addition to a daily Bible lesson, choose curriculum and textbooks that also focus on faith and bringing the insights of the Bible to each lesson. Some textbooks that emphasize Christian faith:

  • Generations.org – Literature, history, character, science for high school and middle school
  • Abeka – All subjects have Christian emphasis preferred for history and science. Excellent math but Christian emphasis is missing.
  • Bob Jones – All subjects have Christian emphasis. Reading is good for elementary.

When you choose curriculum for your child and in your homeschool, take care to review not just the content covered, but how the material is covered. Ask yourself, will the content build up your child’s faith or weaken your child’s faith?

Teach with curriculum that focuses on faith

Daily Application

Moses also tells us to teach God’s Word to our children as we are in our homes and walk by the way.

Moses is saying as you go through your routine and daily tasks teach your children God’s Word. We can teach about God in science when we observe science in nature and talk about the wonderful creations God has made.

We can teach God’s providence in history as we show how God intervenes in history and how God’s providence has impacted us.

Our Daily Routines

Just as we teach our children to walk with God and understand His Word through history, science, and math, we can also show them how to be more like Christ through our daily living.

In Deutroromoney 6:7, Moses gives us a simple plan – teach our children our Chrisitan faith in all we do every day.

When we go shopping, we can praise God and be thankful we are able to buy what need. We can share with others from the abundance God has given us.

In all everything we do each day, as we see an opportunity we can share the gospel with our children and show them how God’s Word truly does apply to everything in life.

Are you stressing about math, English and history lessons? Focus on teaching God’s Word and growing your children’s faith instead.

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