Is teaching your children about God an “option”?

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God’s children  |  June 12

“You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your strength.
And these words which I command you today shall be in your heart.
You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, when you walk by the way, when you lie down, and when you rise up.”

Deuteronomy 6:5-7


Father, this is the same commandment Jesus referred to when a lawyer asked him “What is the greatest commandment”. We know Jesus added the other half of the answer in another statement by saying “love your neighbor as yourself”, telling us that these two commandments encompass all of the commandments.

Loving You and our neighbor that much is so right, but it raises the question; do we actually possess that deep, perfect love for You and our neighbor and if so, how does it manifest itself in the course of each day?

We know that this kind of love must result in our sharing it with our children, when we teach them, pray with them and speak of You and when we rise up and when we lie down. You expect us to make Your presence a constant reality in the lives of our children; not a special event but a common event. Help us, this day, to declare to You, our intention to fulfill this commandment; then guide us as we seek to teach our children. We pray in Jesus’ Holy name, amen.

Bruce Caldwell

The Sola Scriptura Project

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