Like many churches, ours hosted a Vacation Bible School this summer. This is where children come in for a time of snacks, crafts, games and Bible teaching. We tend to think only of the fun they have and the time they spend with friends and a few hours of parental peace. However, everything at VBS has a point and it all centers around a central lesson from God’s Word. So, in this way, children have an intense week of training in the Bible — and have fun while they do it.
As I began to think more about this, I thought adults need the same thing. We tend to relegate these types of experiences to our children or teens, but, in reality, we could truly use some intense focus on the Word of God. In Deuteronomy, the future kings of Israel were told “to write for himself on a scroll a copy of this law …It is to be with him, and he is to read it all the days of his life so that he may learn to revere the Lord his God and follow carefully all the words of this law and these decrees (Deuteronomy 17:18-19)". And Proverbs 119:9 and 11 says, “How can a young man keep his way pure? By living according to Your Word … I have hidden Your Word in my heart that I might not sin against You.”