29 Apr Proverbs 22:6; Deuteronomy 6:4-9
Train up a child in the way he should go,
Even when he is old he will not depart from it.
4 “Hear, O Israel! The Lord is our God, the Lord is one! 5 You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might. 6 These words, which I am commanding you today, shall be on your heart. 7 You shall teach them diligently to your sons and shall talk of them when you sit in your house and when you walk by the way and when you lie down and when you rise up. 8 You shall bind them as a sign on your hand and they shall be as frontals on your forehead. 9 You shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates.
Solomon, in Proverbs, tells parents that they are to “train up a child in the way he should go.” Well, what is the way? God, through Moses, taught the Israelites that what they were to teach their children was God’s way, His commands. They were to regularly talk about God’s Word: at home, away from home, in the evening, in the morning – in other words, all the time. Christians should follow the same command; God’s Word should permeate our homes (not just at church). Parents should teach children that Jesus is the way (John 14:6), and to choose the right path. Have you read your Bible today? Have you talked about it with your children/family?