I will feed them in good pasture, and their fold shall be on the high mountains of Israel. There they shall lie down in a good fold and feed in rich pasture….
Billy Graham’s wife, Ruth, explained how she developed a strong appetite for the Lord and His Word. It began with her parents, Dr. and Mrs. Nelson Bell. “Each morning when I went downstairs to breakfast,” she said, “my father—a busy missionary surgeon—would be sitting reading his Bible. At night, her work behind her, my mother would be doing the same. Anything that could so capture the interest and devotion of those I admired and loved the most, I reasoned, must be worth investigating. So at an early age I began reading my Bible and found it to be, in the words of the old Scotsman, ‘sweet pasturage.’”
To raise a daughter with strong faith requires her mother to be the example and her father to be the reassurance. Our children often see us watching television or surfing the Internet or on our smartphone. It’s worth asking ourselves this question: Does my daughter (or do my children or grandchildren) see me grazing in God’s Word, reading and learning it with relish?
Let’s set an example worth investigating.
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