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Teach Your Children in Every Moment
Trained Children Leads to Discipled Nations
In Deuteronomy 6, the Lord tells the Israelites to teach their children all the commandments that he gave them that day.
The detail of when is explicit and we must take this as a lesson to ourselves, because we need to teach our children the commands of our Lord Jesus Christ.
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.
(Deuteronomy 6:6-7 KJV)
The verse is clear that there is no time to ignore teaching the commandments of God to our children. It's part of their training into mature Christian men and women.
And, ye fathers, provoke not your children to wrath: but bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord.
(Ephesians 6:4 KJV)
Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.
(Proverbs 22:6 KJV)
Anything can be an analogy or a lesson in righteousness. It could be an event at school or while playing sport with their friends. It could be a mistake they made, and a correction is in order. Maybe a toy broke, and they are upset or they had a bad dream in the middle of the night.
There is on time when sharing the wisdom of the Lord is unnecessary. Since all moments are moments to teach God’s commands; it’s our duty as the biological father to know what biblical lesson to apply and when. Which means we must stay rooted in the word of God every day. Learning and deepening our understanding it the things of the Lord.
Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.
(2 Timothy 2 KJV)
If we do not know, then we can not teach our children. If we do not live the commands of Christ, how could we expect our children do so?
Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.
(Matthew 28:19-20 KJV)
This has become one of my favorite verses. Mainly because here our King, Jesus Christ, commands us to make everyone obey his commands. This applies to your children too!
God created a family first, not a government, or business, or some other organization.
I’m convinced that Christ only talks of nations in Matthew 28:19-20 because the family unit is why nations exist. Nations, as defined during the translation of the King James Bible, meant a group of related people, race, or kin.
The Strong’s Concordance defines the Greek word used here as “a race or tribe of people.” When our Lord tells us to teach the nations to be Christian, that includes our children. They are our closet kin and members of our direct tribe, the family.
The extended family is to take care of its own members. Not welfare from the state or a business.
This includes their spiritual wellbeing. Their very souls depend on repenting of their sinful nature, confessing Jesus Christ is Lord, and believing that God raised him from the dead. From there, it’s following the command Christ gave us, spreading it from generation to generation.
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