What do our children learn from us? That’s a good question and one that should weigh heavy on us. We are the voice they will hear when they are alone and when they are around others. So what are we teaching and speaking to them?
If we are reading the Word and listening to the Spirit, then we should be teaching them what He says. What we teach them will be that voice until they began to hear His voice. That’s vital in their young lives. Being a parent is so much more than sports, parties, and sleep overs. We are training human beings to live in society and bring glory to God.
We should be teaching them to love God and love their neighbor. That sums up the commands God gave us in Exodus 20. So what are you writing on that blank slate of your child’s mind and heart? Does it please the Father? I pray it does.
We are watchmen over our children and what we teach them when they’re young, will be their guide.
Father, thank You for our children. You call them a blessing and our inheritance. Help us to be very careful what we put in their hearts and minds. Give us Your wisdom as we raise and teach them what pleases You. We ask that You would help us to be good watchmen and protectors of our children. May we not fear man, but may we fear You and walk in Your statues before our children. In Jesus’ name, amen.
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.