God’s Design for the Family | Psalm 78:5-6
Psalm 78:5-6 He decreed statutes for Jacob and established the law in Israel, which he commanded our ancestors to teach their children, so the next generation would know them, even the children yet to be born, and they in turn would tell their children.
Parents, we must teach our children the truths of Scripture. Parents, we must confirm the truths of Scripture by our actions. The spiritual education and development of our children is on us, a weighty responsibility that cannot be delegated.
Teaching our children is an investment in the next generation. What a privilege it is to bring a life into the world! What a solemn responsibility we have as parents to clearly explain who God is, how much he loves us, the work of his Son on the cross, the power of the Spirit and how to live a life that is pleasing to him. As parents we are both mentors and models of God’s message.
Investing in the next generation is a deposit that keeps on giving. We teach our children so that our children will teach their children and their children will teach their children. God’s profound plan depends on one person sharing his message with another person. This exchange is most powerful life-on-life within the nurturing environment of the home.
Father, give us the focus, energy and passion as parents to mentor and model your truth to the next generation. Help us keep the message clear as it comes from our lips and is confirmed with our lives. In Jesus’ name. Amen.