Deuteronomy 6:7 And thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up.
God gave His people great laws. God’s people were to love their God. They were to put His Words in their hearts. They were to keep them before them and remember them all the time.
I want to focus on what they were to do as parents. They were to teach them to their children. It is our responsibility to teach our children the Word of God and how to live it, applying it to every day life.
This teaching was not to be haphazard but they were to work at it. They were to be diligent. That means disciplined, thinking about it, working at it, getting God’s Word to their kids.
They were to make God’s Word part of their conversation. They were to talk about what the Bible teaches while they were in their house. They to make it a part of their conversation all day long, from the time they got up, as they went about their lives, and when they went to bed.
Now the question comes for each of us. God has given us our most precious possession. We are parents. We have children. They are not for us to raise as we see fit. They are on loan from God for His purposes.
Speaking of loans, a lot of people over here in the UK take out joint loans together and its particularly common with couples.
How many times have you thought of what God wants you to do as a parent? What sort of example are you setting for your children by the way you live, work, play, worship God, etc.?
How diligent are you to get your faith, the Word of God, into the hearts and lives of your children?
The idea today is simple, teach your children.