Spiritual discussion in the home

Pray – (1/2 minute)

Read – (3 minutes) “These commandments that I give you today are to be upon your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up.”  (Deuteronomy 6:6-7)

Passage: Mark 10:13-16

Moses grew up in Egypt in Pharaoh’s house. He ate Pharaoh’s food. He learned Pharaoh’s language. He wore Pharaoh’s clothes. He attended Pharaoh’s school. However, he never accepted Pharaoh’s faith! The reason goes back to the time right after he was born and his mother put him in the reed basket where Pharaoh’s daughter would find him. After she found him, Moses sister came up to her and offered to find a Hebrew woman who could nurse the baby. That woman was Moses’ own mother. She had those youngest toddler years to tell him of the one, true God and tell him how God had a plan for his life.

The most important place for spiritual instruction is in the home. God’s design is for children to have the Word of God impressed upon them in the home through intentional and casual discussions that points them to Christ. If you have children or grandchildren, make a conscious effort to incorporate spiritual conversations. Affirm God’s goodness in blessing you and the home. Confess your confidence that God will take care of us through difficult times like the current pandemic. Pray before every meal. Like seeds planted and watered, spiritual discussions with children will bear fruit long after they are shared.

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