I’ve heard many Christians complain that the Ten Commandments are no longer on the classroom walls of America’s schools. And I think that’s sad and I agree. But let me ask you—do you have the Ten Commandments hanging on a wall in your home?
Deuteronomy 6:4-9 says, “Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God is one LORD: And thou shalt love the LORD thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might. 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. And thou shalt bind them for a sign upon thine hand, and they shall be as frontlets between thine eyes. And thou shalt write them upon the posts of thy house, and on thy gates."
God has given us the Ten Commandments as tracks to run on. If you are a parent, you need to be teaching your children the Ten Commandments. It is never enough for you to say, “Because I said so.” You need to say, “Here’s what God teaches.”
The Ten Commandments are ironclad, but they’re not rigid. They are the liberating laws of life!