Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Teach the Children

Deut. 6:20-21a  In the future your children will ask you, “What is the meaning of these stipulations, laws, and regulations that the LORD our God has given us?”  Then you must tell them……”

Tell them.  It is the responsibility of adults to tell children about the Lord and His ways.  The reason why so many people reject the Lord and choose the ways of the world is because no one told them about the Truth.  When parents fail in the home to teach and live out the Gospel, they are depriving their children of the opportunity to embrace the Truth for themselves. 

When we take away from teachers in the public school systems the opportunity to bring the Truth into the classroom, we are depriving children of the opportunity to learn how the Truth impacts our world.  When we allow people to teach our children lies instead of the truth about life and our history as humans, we are depriving them of the opportunity to know the Truth.  When churches entertain children more than they do teach them the Truth, they are depriving them of the opportunity to build a solid foundation for their lives grounded in the truth.

Children have inquisitive minds.  It is our responsibility to fill them with the Truth.  We will be held accountable for the job we do at home, in the schools, and in the church.  Our job of teaching never stops.  No matter how old a child may get, the need to be exposed to the truth never stops.  Spiritual ignorance happens when Truth is withheld. 

Tell them.  Tell your children, grandchildren, and anyone else you can that God loves them, desires to have a relationship with them, and has a much better life for them to live than a life of sin.  Show them.  Show them that what you say is true by the way you live before them.

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