by Jay Younts of Shepherd Press – Will your words save your child’s life?
If you speak the truth in love from your heart and the power of Scripture, you can show your passion for God. Deuteronomy 6:5-7 teaches that your parenting will be ineffective without this love and passion.
If your focus on teaching your children centers on having a pleasant, uncluttered life that is at peace with the world, you miss the mark of Solomon’s urgent plea to his son. Remember the environment that marked Solomon’s youth and childhood. He saw first hand rape, murder, envy, pride, lust for power. He saw first-hand the treachery of the human heart. This is why he urged his children that nothing they desired could compare with the wisdom of God.
Combine practical wisdom with your instruction. Prepare your children for the reality of spiritual warfare. Understand the particular deceptions they will face. This is how you make God’s words your words. This is how your words will save the life of your children.
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