The Lord said to Joshua, who would be the new leader of God's people, "This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous , and then you will have good success."
- Joshua 1:8
The clear biblical instruction reigning throughout all of Scripture is this idea of meditating on God's Word, it means to know it, and to know it well. And not only to know it in some intellectual way, but to let it exude from you, from your mouth, and in your actions, that it be the energy to your very life.
Read the Bible to your children. There are lots of good children's Bibles - Catherine Vos, the Jesus Storybook Bible, the ESV Grow Bible (for older children), and countless others.
Memorize summary verses of God's grace that might serve as a banner over your child's life. "But God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us." - Romans 5:8
Another way to instill God's truth in our children is by using a children's catechism. The Westminster Catechism for Children is a helpful resource, as is the Kenneth Taylor book, What Every Child Needs to Know About God.
For good ideas on how to incorporate good literature into your children's lives, and the value of creativity, go to story warren.com
TEACH ME TO READ: Being a student of the Bible is the best way for your children to become students of the Bible. Set aside a night for evening devotions as a family. Making it a regular practice not only teaches them content, but models for them how to be a disciplined reader of God's Word.
QUOTE TO REMEMBER: "Defend the Bible? I would as soon defend a lion! Unchain it and it will defend itself. - Charles Spurgeon
GIVE IT LEGS: Set aside devotional time with questions and discussion once a week - and then at bed time, alternate God's Word with children's stories: discuss the Bible as one story with a problem (sin) and a solution (our Savior, Jesus).