Whether you are a pastor or a dad or both, we have to equip, arm our people, our children to study the Word of God for themselves. They need to be able to take a blank sheet of paper, a pen, and a Bible and know what to do to study a passage. It is not just a good idea it is critically essential for their survival in the Christian life.
One illustration that I did not get to, in the past few weeks I have been in a country that is hostile to Christianity. I was working with a pastor there to equip his community to study the Bible on their own. Up to this point they have been completely dependent on his grasp of the Bible. That is not so different than a great deal of the people in our communities. But what if he is taken out? Jailed? Executed? How will they then grasp the Word if they have not be equipped to do so?
Likewise, when you are no longer in the picture, will those into whom you have invested know how to stand on their own, or will they flounder? Your choice. Teach or equip.