Familiarity breeds contempt. This saying has been around since the days of the
early Greeks, some 2,600 years ago. In a
similar vein Jesus observed that a prophet has no honor in his own hometown (John
4:44 ESV ). What about the Bible? As a
reader of this blog, the Bible is no doubt a familiar subject in your home. But how is the Bible viewed by your children?
Before you answer this question, take a moment to think carefully about this
verse in Psalm 19:
The precepts of the LORD are right,
giving joy to the heart.
The commands of the LORD are radiant,
giving light to the eyes.
What is the reaction that
the Word of God brings in the everyday life of your family? Is it like this one
in Psalm 19? Give this careful thought. We will take a probing look at this in
the next post.