Teaching our children the ways and fear of the Lord…
This is the most important responsibility of every parent!
God speaking: “Fix these words of mine in your hearts and minds; tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads.
Teach them to your children, talking about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up.”
It is God’s call and command for the fathers, primarily – as high priest in their home, to do this in their families.
It’s ALL about passing the spiritual baton of their faith onto the next generation.
By the way, this is exactly the reason why the Bible tells us that God chose Abraham to be the progenitor of the Hebrew people.
God speaking: “For I have known Abraham, to the end that he may command his children and his household after him, that they may keep the way of the LORD, to do righteousness and justice; to the end that the LORD may bring upon Abraham that which He hath spoken of him.”
This has always been a priority with God, that we pass the spiritual baton of our faith onto the next generation, and more than anything else this has been our main failure, especially in our society today, where families are fragmented and separated through divorce and our children are being brought up in single-family households, with no father at all.
It is also the number one reason why our society today is in such a mess, and why so many of our young people are so lost.
Even if they were fortunate enough to have both parents still in the home, typically both patents are working and the children are left to raise themselves; and for the single family homes, which by far are in the majority, the situation is still the same, the children are left to raise themselves because mom has to work.
In these situations our children are being raised by the culture of the day, and that typically means the influence is negative.
This is true for all nations, the family unit is what binds us together, and it is by far the most fundamental and important building block for every society.
As the family unit goes within every nation, so eventually will the nation itself.
This above all is why Satan has attacked the families within our country, and this is where our prayers must begin.
That God will restore the hearts of the fathers to their children and the hearts of the children to their fathers, so that God will not come and smite the land with a curse (Malachi 4:6).
If you are a father or a mother, the most important God given responsibility that you have in life is to raise your children, to teach them and to direct them in the ways of the Lord.
If our nation is to survive, we must first put our priorities in order; this means that we put God first and that we must learn to order every aspect of our lives, including our families, to conform in obedience to His Word.
So how about you, are you game; will you come along and join this Grand Adventure, and do it God’s way?
The ball is now in your court, you decide!
Jesus Christ, God’s Son, Savior
Let everything that has breath praise the LORD!
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