K is for Knowledgeable Dad

Going back in time here guys, but who remembers the great “School House Rock!”? The intro that was used starting in 1973 has a line that is so true, “Knowledge is Power”. Here is what I am talking about. [youtube=http://youtu.be/SjNM4eItNRA]
Rocky appears to gain super powers from the knowledge that he gains from growing up and learning things. I was and still am a huge fan of School House Rock. For one of my birthdays, my kids got me the box collection of all the episodes. I still pull it out and watch my favorite ones. “3 is a Magic Number” and the famous “Conjunction Junction“. It’s great to have things like this that can put bit of knowledge in our head that we still use later in life. I don’t see myself all of the sudden growing huge muscles and changing like Rocky does, but I may wear a cape at times.

In our family we are trying to get a bit more knowledgeable over the next 12 weeks. We are participating in the National Bible Bee. This is a Bible verse memorization competition on the outside, but on the inside it can be a life changer. You see, as you start to work together as a family to learn the verses, you start to notice cooperation, unity and patience. It becomes a challenge to see who knows more and who can remember more or who is the “smartest”.
King Solomon was noted as being one of the wisest or smartest men that ever lived. However, the wisdom that came from Solomon was through his prayer to God asking for him to have an understanding mind. Solomon’s requested knowledge from God and he received it! The Bible verses that are part of the National Bible Bee brings the knowledge of God’s word and places it in your mind. There is only 24 verses to be memorized. Out of the 31, 102 verses total, that is only 0.07% of the verses available. (Sorry about that, my engineering side slipped out.) Yet, planting those few verses in your heart and mind makes you more knowledgeable.

Dads, your kids look to you to have the answers in life. It is a huge and awesome responsibility that we must take. When you kids come to you and ask “Why is the sky blue?” or “How are you so big and I am so small?” we must be ready to give an answer. Because to our kids, we are one half (wife gets the other half) the point source of knowledge and information in the world. My prayers is that in the eyes of my kids, I can be like Solomon and be one of the wisest or knowledgeable men ever. Yet Solomon only got that way through prayer guys. Take the time to show your kids that the greatest knowledge that is available comes from reading the Word of God and praying to God.

Psalm 111:10
Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)
10 The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom;
all who follow His instructions have good insight.
His praise endures forever.

We are the husbands of homeschooling mom’s and need to be able to stand tall and be ready to answer all questions that come our way. So with that said, I am going to talk to my Teacher and Creator of all things.

Genesis 1:1
Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)
1 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.

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