Motherhood & Sound Doctrine: Why Is It Important for Moms to Know Sound Truth

Motherhood & Sound Doctrine: Why Is It Important for Moms to Know Sound Truth

The last couple weeks, as I've been writing the next Indwelt Bible Study Guide on the book of Titus, it strikes me how many times "sound truth", "sound doctrine" or "self-control" appear in the text. God repeats words that are important - so how does sound truth apply in our lives as moms? Why is it important for us moms to know sound truth?

Why Should Moms Learn Sound Doctrine?

Your word is a lamp to my feet
and a light to my path.
— Psalm 119:105

The Word is Our Lamp - Whether we know it or not, we are always searching for answers and guidance. For nonbelievers, some turn to horoscope, some turn to Tarot cards. But as Christ followers, we know that God's Word is truth (John 17:17). The Bible is our manual of life; it teaches us everything we ought to know about living life on Earth. If we want to know how to mother well, the Bible is our source of guidance.

For the LORD gives wisdom;
from his mouth come knowledge and understanding;
— Proverbs 2:6

Our Wisdom Comes From God - Our wisdom comes from the Lord. Period. It is through His wisdom we know how to apply His word into our lives. In 2 Chronicles chapter 1, it is recorded that Solomon, the son of David, sought God in prayers and asked for wisdom so that he could govern his people. (2 Chronicles 1:1-17) We as moms have also been blessed with people that we have authority over - our children. To know how to practically teach our children according to the Truth, we first need to know the Truth. And along with God's wisdom, we can lead our children in the Truth.

And these words that I command you today shall be on your heart. You shall teach them 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.
— Deuteronomy 6:6-7

We are to diligently teach our kids about God - One of the most important task we have as moms is to teach our children diligently about God's Word. How are we supposed to teach if we don't know God's Word in the first place? I'm not saying we need to have perfect knowledge of the Word before we can teach. That's absolutely not what I'm saying. But we should seek to grow in our knowledge of the Word and teach our children what we know.

Next Steps: Free Training on Bible Reading Basics

How are you feeling, mama friend? Are you ready to grow in your knowledge of sound doctrine so you can teach them to you children? What challenges do you face in this area? 

In the next couple weeks, we will explore deeper into the topic of motherhood and sound doctrine. We will also offer a free training on Bible-reading techniques so you can be better equipped in reading and teaching the Word. Don't wanna miss the free training? Sign up below to get notified when it's live!

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