December 4, 2019
Scripture Passage: Deuteronomy 5:29; 6:1-9
God has given us a plan for the future and a future for the family. Yet, it seems this current generation is walking through a minefield. Think about the confusion kids are exposed to in today’s world: liberalism in the churches, humanism in the schools and paganism in society.
They have lost their innocence, lost their ability to love—and they are losing their hope. They’ve stopped believing in the future.
And God’s answer to this epidemic is what it has always been: the family. God has promised a future for the family, and it starts with the parents.
Deuteronomy 6:3 says, “Hear, therefore, O Israel and observe to do it; that it may be well with thee, and that ye may increase mightily, as the Lord God of your fathers promised thee, in the land that floweth with milk and honey.”
A foundation for the family is provided by God, and the blueprint is found in Scripture.
Deuteronomy 6:4-5 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.”
The foundation for the family is a love for God. As simple as it sounds, it is true and profound.
Adrian Rogers says, “Now if you do not sincerely love God, you don’t have much of a chance of having a successful family. Many kids are turned off because they see that their parents, while they profess religion, they don’t love God with all of their heart.” Kids want to see their parents bring God into their family with a sincere, selfless, strong love.
And there is a formula for the family that is prescribed. God says that your faith is to go from you to your children. Teach them convincingly, creatively, consistently, conversationally and conspicuously.
God has given us a promise of a future and a foundation upon which to build it. Love God with all of your heart, soul and strength, and it will be well with you.
If you are raising children, know that it is one of the greatest responsibilities one could have! Today, talk to your family members about the Word of God. Apply the Bible to life situations. Those little ears are listening, and those eyes are watching.