Today’s Tasting: Deuteronomy 5–7: Moses summoned all Israel and reminded them of God’s commands.
Then Moses said, “Hear O Israel! The Lord is our God and the Lord is one! And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might. And these words, which I am commanding you today, shall be on your heart; and 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. And you shall bind them as a sign on your hand and they shall be as frontals on your forehead. And you shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates” (Deuteronomy 6:4–9).
Today’s Nourishment: As parents, it’s our responsibility to share God with our children. I thought today it would be fun to look at some different ways we can teach our children about God. If you don’t have children, this still applies to you—it’s important to have God’s Word in your home and in your life and be able to share it with the children with whom you come in contact. Here are some ways I thought of to teach children about God:
… “talk of them when you sit in your house”
- When you’re at the dinner table, talk about the goodness of God. Ask, what has He done for you today?
- Watch a Christian movie (Pure Flix is a great place to find good movies) and then talk about it together.
… “and when you walk by the way”
- Although we don’t do much “walking by the way,” there sure is a lot of driving around—to and from school, church, and sports activities. Turn off the radio and talk about God. Pray for your children as you drive them to school. Ask them to share their prayer requests and then when you pick them up ask them how God answered.
- Pour Christian music into them. There are so many Christian radio stations and CDs available. Find what your children like. My teenage boys love rap music and listen to Christian rappers like Lecrae. Their favorite verse right now is Romans 1:16. They didn’t learn it from me but from a group of rappers.
… “when you lie down”
- Have a prayer time with your children before they go to bed. Some of my fondest memories from my childhood are of saying my prayers with my mother.
… “write them on the doorposts of your house”
- Use decorative signs and posters to put God’s word on your walls.
Can you think of any other ideas? Share them with us below.
Tomorrow’s Delight: Deuteronomy 8–10
Kelly Quinn, South Carolina, mom of seven