How much time do you spend talking with your children each day? In these times of conversation, do you take time to teach biblical concepts or apply daily experiences to scriptural contexts?
While I am not suggesting that every word out of the mouth of a parent should be a Scripture verse, I do think that parents need to recognize the great importance of sharing the commands of Scripture with their kids.
How Deuteronomy 6 Commands Parents to Take Time to Teach Biblical Lessons
As parents think about ways to share effective teaching with their kids, the instructions of Deuteronomy 6:6-7 are worth considering. These verses give the following command: “And these words that I command you today shall be on your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your children, 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.” Do you notice anything particularly difficult about this command?
Today, when digital technology is so pervasive and we multitask on various devices almost 24/7, do moms and dads set aside an adequate allotment of time to simply sit with their children? Do parents take the time to enjoy a walk or to fellowship while driving between point A and point B? Do we spend time talking with our children as they go to bed or when they get up in the morning?
I propose that moms, dads, and children would be better off if they invested in quality time together while at home, on the road, or even right before bedtime. These moments are good times to share the teachings of Scripture and to discuss and learn from the experiences of each day.
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