Before she was two years old, little Katie began to recognize cars by make and model. This started when she and her father spent time together playing with his toy car collection. If a two-year-old can make such connections, doesn’t it show the importance of teaching children the right things early on? We can do this by using the FIRM principle: Familiarity, Interest, Recognition, and Modeling. This follows Moses’ pattern in Deuteronomy 6 of taking every opportunity to teach biblical truths so children become familiar with them and make them a part of their lives. Using their interests as teaching opportunities, we repeat Bible stories so they become recognizable, while modeling your godly life before them. Let’s give the children of our lives a FIRM foundation by teaching them about God’s love, Christ’ salvation, and the importance of godly living.