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Teach the Children

"Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your strength. These words that I am giving you today are to be in your heart. Repeat them to your children. Talk about them when you sit in your house and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. Bind them as a sign on your hand and let them be a symbol on your forehead. Write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates." ~ Deuteronomy 6:5-9

There is a great responsibility upon a parent to teach their children the ways of the Lord. In these verses we do not see this responsibility lie with anyone else. For example, a pastor, elder, priest, Sunday School teacher or anyone else. There is no excuse to pass this responsibility to anyone else but the parent is fully responsible to teach the children. We are to embrace this responsibility as a charge from God.

Throughout the book of Deuteronomy the idea of teaching children by repetition is seen as a theme. The commandments and the word of God are to be the subject of conversation inside and outside the house, from the beginning of the day until the end of the day. The commandments were to permeate every sphere of the life of man. The word “diligently” means to “sharpen”, to pierce through, to give a sharp edge, like sharpening a knife. It is an intensely strong command with the idea of an assertive teaching process in a family setting.

This teaching is to be done anytime of the day and anywhere the teaching opportunity arises so that it sharpens our sons and daughters in their spiritual life. It is teaching from your lifestyle. Because you live it daily you cant help but teach it to those whom you love. It is part of our new spiritual nature in Christ.

~ excerpt from: End of the Matter (http://endofthematter.com/2016/10/these-words-shall-be-on-your-heart-and-taught-to-your-children-deut-64-10/)

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