WEDNESDAY 12TH FEBRUARY, 2020
THEME: EDUCATE YOUR CHILDREN
PASSAGE: DEUTERONOMY 6:1-9
HYMN: MHB 981 – CHRIST is the Foundation of the house we raise.
MEMORY VERSE: Deuteronomy 6:2 “That you may fear the Lord your God, to keep all His statutes and His commandments which I command you, you and your son and your grandson, all the days of your life, and that your days may be prolonged.”
Education is the process of imparting knowledge, skill and judgment. It is the same process whereby we impart obedience and godliness to our children and household. God gave a very strict and strong command to the Israelites to keep the commandments He gave them, that it might be well with them and their unborn generation. The statutes were to be taught. They were to be observed, feared and kept.
The charge from God to Israel to train their children was so serious that they were to keep it in their heart, teach them diligently to their children, talk of them when they sit in their houses, walk in the way and even when they lie down or rise up.
It is unfortunate today that even some believers take great pain in getting their children educated in formal education, but fail to educate them in the way of the Lord. When people are claiming a better tomorrow for their children, they want them to be medical doctors, governors, lawyers, engineers and so forth. How many people want their children to be servants of God? How many of them want to avoid stealing or looting public funds or to tell the truth at all times, whatever the situation maybe?
The commandments of the Lord carry great benefits when obeyed. It will prolong their days. It will make it be well with them. They will multiply greatly and their land will flow with milk and honey. Begin to make serious plans on how to educate your children and household in the way of the Lord that it may be well with them and their generations.
PRAYER: Heavenly Lord, help me to prepare my household and generations for You.