Yesterday, I started teaching my younger daughter the book of 1 Samuel. Spending time with her, especially with the Word involved was a blessing. She could have managed it herself, being 14 years old, but I felt the need. In fact, we all need to listen to others speaking the Word, because we learn many new things. There are things that the Holy Spirit impresses upon each of our minds when we read the Bible and when we share them, the blessings are multiplied. Even if we have good knowledge of the Word and are great preachers or Bible teachers, when we hear others expound the Word, new dimensions, that we did not know often surfaces.
In the Old Testament, God had impressed upon the Israelites that they must teach their children his words or words of the law....
....may teach them to their children. (Deuteronomy 4:10)
Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. (Deuteronomy 6:7)
Teach them to your children....... (Deuteronomy 11:19)
Though the laws are not binding upon us, we have much to learn from them. God wanted the Israelites to teach their children these laws. What for? one may ask. He had only one purpose in mind....to bless them and their children. Many times these exhortations ended with.....so that it may go well with you and your children after you and that you may live long in the land the Lord your God gives you for all time. (Deuteronomy 4:40)
May God Almighty help us all (who have children) to learn from these exhortations and do likewise.