Children of Faith, Part 3

Moses wasn’t the least bit ambiguous when he wrote this. He laid out the necessity of the law. He called for adherence to what the Lord instructed us in. And he made clear the necessity of passing these instructions down to our children and our children’s children and so forth.

It doesn’t say that bringing them to Church once or twice a week is good enough! It doesn’t say that putting the responsibility on a Sunday School teacher is sufficient. It doesn’t even say to hand them off to a preacher! Our first responsibility to our children is to bring them up with a knowledge of God. It’s our responsibility! We, as parents, need to do more than set that responsibility aside. We need to be their first introduction to Biblical living and a continuous model of commitment to God!

We are to teach them diligently! 

We are to talk about it with them when we are just sitting around.

We are to talk about it when we are walking here and there.

We are to tell them at night as we tuck them into bed, and we are to assure them at the start of the day that there is a God, and just like that old song says, “they are precious in His sight!

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We should never leave our children with a doubt in their minds of that fact. God loves them and wants them to know who He is!

One particular verse that means so much to me is Proverbs 22:6.

Train up a child in the way he should go, And when he is old he will not depart from it.”

We all have memories of our childhoods. Some good, some bad, but they are there. Those memories, and the experiences behind them, all contribute to who we are today.  Let me tell you why this verse stands out to me.

When I was a small boy, going to church as a family was something we only did on occasion. It wasn’t terribly regular in that way. I did have a grandmother who was always trying to pick us up for church though. She would check in each time to see if my siblings and I wanted to ride with her. More often than not, that’s how I experienced church as a child.

She passed away unexpectedly when I was 13 years old. At first I did what I could to follow in her footsteps, becoming more active in our church. It didn’t stick though. My teenage mind was filled with too much other stuff, and I had too many questions that I just couldn’t find an answer to. I gave up on faith and become an atheist. There was no God or Heaven or Hell as far as I was concerned. There was nothing but the natural world.

I was an atheist for many years, dedicated to the law of nature and the rule of humanism. There came a time where I tried faith again, but it was short lived and weak at best. It just didn’t stick for me. I was a lost man…

The message continues next time…


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