"But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his law doth he meditate day and night" (Psalm 1:2).

The first day of summer break was here, and my children were excited to enjoy a different homeschooling schedule for the next several months. Expecting a new routine, my children were surprised the first morning when we started our day with a Bible lesson and prayer. "Mom," my young son said. "I thought we weren't doing school during the summer months."

"Well, you're right," I replied, "but God commands us to daily stay in His Word, and there's no such thing as a summer vacation from the Bible."

Summertime can be a temptation for Christians to go on holiday from studying God's Word. With so many outdoor activities and vacations, we are distracted from our normal routine and forget the importance of feasting on God's Word. Like the nation of Israel, we must feed on our heavenly manna one day at a time to maintain our spiritual strength, even during those times when we travel to new and exciting places. Since the Bible is the spiritual food that nourishes our soul and keeps us from sin, we must maintain a disciplined study of its truths all year long.

What about your homeschooling family? Have you made lesson plans to continue teaching God's Word to your children this summer? Whether you dive into a particular book in the Bible or develop a topical study, school is never out for studying God's Word. "This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success" (Joshua 1:8).

Father, thank You for Your holy Word that guides and strengthens. Forgive me for thinking I can live without studying and meditating on its truths each day. Please, give me wisdom this summer to teach Your Word to my children. In Jesus' name, Amen.