Key Verse: Verses 6 & 7 - “And these words, which I command thee this day, shall be in thine heart” (vs.6) “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.” (vs.7)
Key Words: thou shalt teach them
When Moses was teaching the children of Israel the fundamentals of a happy home (Deuteronomy 6:6-7), he emphasized, “And these words, which I command thee this day, shall be in thine heart: 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.”
Moses’ message was to make the teaching of God’s principles a normal practice within the home, not merely what they would learn in Sunday School, or Vacation Bible School, but to have them daily being taught God’s Word.
Moses laid out for us some unfailing, unchanging precepts that are just as valid today as they were in 1440 B.C. After you have hidden God’s Word in your heart, teach it to your children.
We must understand that the Bible is the book of life; and if we fail to learn it and teach it to our children, we are robbing them of God’s answers on life.
We may teach our children many subjects such as English, math, or science. Mothers, you may teach your girls to sew and cook. Dads, you can teach your sons to hunt, fish, throw, and catch. But in all our teaching, if we fail to teach them God’s Word, we are failing to teach them how to live.
All of us, including our children, need a creed to live by, a set of guiding principles. We all need to know what we believe and why we believe it.
Our children -indeed, all of us - need a cause to live for; and that cause is Jesus Christ.
A pastor asked a group of primary boys in Sunday School, “Why do you love God?” The pastor received a variety of answers; but the answer that stood out above all others was from a boy who said, “I guess it just runs in the family.” Does God’s love run in your family?
✞Have a family altar. (You may want to use this devotional book as your guide.)
✞Give at least one reason you love God everyday.
✞Have your family tell of others in whom they saw God’s love.
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