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Teach Your Children about God before the World Does

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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.
And thou shalt bind them for a sign upon thine hand, and they shall be as frontlets between thine eyes.
And thou shalt write them upon the posts of thy house, and on thy gates.”
~ Deuteronomy 6:6-9

When I was growing up, my parents and sisters and I talked much about the Lord Jesus in our home. As a child I was not as grateful for this training as I was when I became an adult. Mom and dad knew the importance of making sure their children read God’s Word the bible, and then discussed what we read with them.

Some of my fondest memories of my dad, who has been with the Lord for seven years now, are when we discussed different Scriptures. Even in my adult years I still talked a great deal about Jesus with my parents, their guidance was priceless!

My husband and I discussed the Bible with our son as he was being raised and now with our two little grandchildren! And we know it is important to God that we do this from our verses today.

Even the world acknowledges that what we learn as children sticks in our minds for life, so what is more important that making sure that little ones learn God’s Word and that it is in their hearts? Psalm 119:11 says,

“Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee.”

God desires our hearts! When we talk about Him and to Him many times throughout our day, we are pondering Him in our hearts and this will help us to live our lives more closely in line with His Word. According to (Malachi 3:16) it is recorded in heaven every time we honor and talk about God.

It is all too easy to get caught up in the things of this life, get captured by the unimportant, and forget about God. That is precisely why He reminds us many times throughout His Word to keep our focus on Him. He is to be at the center of our lives, not on the sidelines! He is to be asked and obeyed about important decisions that we make, to be gone to when we need help, and to be praised often for all that He has done for us thus far.

No one will ever love us as much as God, so we know that He always has our best interests at heart. He deserves our time, attention, and love! O that we would talk about and live for Him at home, in public, when we rise up, and when we lie down! All the while loving Him, for He first loved us (1 John 4:19).

Thank You Father God for loving me, for sending Jesus to shed His blood for my sins, and for always being with me. I love You so and give You all honor and praise this day, Amen!

by Mary Heuss Nelson


    • Mary Heuss Nelson says

      You are so right, it is never too late to start talking with others about Christ and conversing about potions of Scripture that have been read. It pleases God so much when we do this and we are so blessed by Him in the process!

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