Instruction begins in the home, and as Christians we must teach our children about the Lord. I love a church that has a good youth program or children’s ministry, but ultimately it is the job of the parents to teach their children about the Lord. The following passage of scripture was given by God to the children of Israel, but you could easily replace Israel with the word “Church.” Understanding that the church is the body of believers and not the building in which you meet. Parent’s we are the church and it is our duty to instruct our children! As you read may particular attention to verse 7.
Deuteronomy 6:1-9 “Now these are the commandments, the statutes, and the judgments, which the Lord your God commanded to teach you, that ye might do them in the land whither ye go to possess it: 2 That thou mightest fear the Lord thy God, to keep all his statutes and his commandments, which I command thee, thou, and thy son, and thy son's son, all the days of thy life; and that thy days may be prolonged. 3 Hear therefore, O Israel, and observe to do it; that it may be well with thee, and that ye may increase mightily, as the Lord God of thy fathers hath promised thee, in the land that floweth with milk and honey. 4 Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God is one Lord: 5 And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might. 6 And these words, which I command thee this day, shall be in thine heart: 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. 8 And thou shalt bind them for a sign upon thine hand, and they shall be as frontlets between thine eyes. 9 And thou shalt write them upon the posts of thy house, and on thy gates.”
Pastor Paul Cook
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