Deuteronomy 6:7-9 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.
God's command to us as parents is that we ourselves are to know God and to know without a doubt that the Lord our God is one Lord and besides Him there is no other. These are the words that must be rooted in our hearts as parents because we have a responsibility as parents to pass them on to our children.
In having knowledge of God in our hearts and who He is, God expects us to diligently teach them to our children. We are to do this in action and with words. God says we "shall" do it!
God should be a part of our everyday conversation in our homes with our children. We are to remind them of who He is and what He has done and continues to do for us as a family.
Remind your children that where you are today, you did not get there by yourself. It was God who helped you along the way. It is God who was and is there when everyone else has walked away, it is God who provides the breath, health and strength that allows us to be able to take care of our responsibilities and daily task. It is God who created us and not we ourselves!
God is to be taken serious not only by you as parents, but He should also be reverence and taken serious by your children. You are to impress God's truths upon your children hearts. Talk about God's truth that is found in His bible with them when you sit in your homes, when you take your walks, when they lie down at night and when they arise in the morning.
Our children are gifts from God and we must give them back to Him by training them up as He commands us in the way that they should go.
Psalm 127:3- Lo, children are an heritage of the Lord: and the fruit of the womb is his reward.
God sends forth a warning to those parents who do not impress upon the hearts of their children, his truth. Let's listen to Matthew 18:6-"If anyone causes one of these little ones who believe in me to sin, it would be better for him if a large millstone were hung around his neck and he were drowned at the bottom of the sea.
Parents, what are you teaching your children? Is God's truth that is found in His bible a part of your teaching?
If you are a parent, one thing we will all be remembered by is our children that we leave behind. What will they have been left with that will remind others of us?
Children needs to be taught and trained in the things of God. Psalm 127:4 Like arrows in the hands of a warrior are children born in one's youth.
An arrow is not big, but it can be very powerful when it is sharpened. Think of who our children can be in God if we continue to sharpen them daily with the Word of God and prayer.
What is your aim in your child's life? Is it to know more about how to get all the stuff that the world offers so they can impress others or, is it for them to know more about God's love for them and what He is able to accomplish in and through them by their obedience to His word and not by compromise with this evil world.
No one can predict what a child will become, but one thing that is guaranteed to come to pass in God's Word if you train them in the things of God is this. Let's listen Proverbs 22:6-Proverbs 22:6-Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart form it.
In other words, when you have done your best in training your child/children the way God commanded you to, they may drift away for a while, but according to God's Word they will come back. You have planted the seed and God will do the watering.
Parents, teach your children to do as we all are commanded in Matthew 6;33-But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.
We live in a world where children are allowed to make decisions that were once made by adults. Being a child today is met by every pressure imaginable, but I believe that regardless of what the world may throw at them, as Godly parents, we are still able, in the midst of the world's pressures, to help steer our children in the direction God would have them to go with love.
The world and all outside forces may be in our ear, but make sure you are in the other ear.
What are you teaching your children? What has God commanded you to teach them?
God bless and do tell the Lord thank you for the bible declares in Psalm 127:5a- blessed is the man whose quiver is full of children.
I love you all.