Sermon on parenting forward this error screen to sharedip-192186233102. Please forward this error screen to 188. Please forward this error screen to 67. This overview is based on Pope John Paul II’s original outline.
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God has much to say about parenting and educating our children, and this is one of the central passages on the subject. A little context for our passage. Deuteronomy is one long sermon given by Moses before his death. The book recounts the teachings and events of Exodus, Leviticus, and Numbers.
The Ten Commandments are recounted in ch. 6, God gives Moses instructions to give to Israel. He is to exhort the Israelites regarding God’s law. Deuteronomy 6 is an exhortation to love and fear God by keeping His commandments and to pass this on to the future generations. I think this pattern clues us in on why teaching our children is so important, with the central point being to not forget God. Deuteronomy 6 is concerned with the individual’s obedience to God.
But it is also concerned with families. Though our passage is all about keeping God’s commands, it constantly references our children along with obedience. LORD your God, you and your son and your son’s son. You shall teach them diligently to your children . What is the meaning of the testimonies and the statutes and the rules that the LORD our God has commanded you? Then you shall says to your son .
God cares very much about how we raise our children. And there is no better passage on this subject than Deuteronomy 6:4-9. This verse teaches monotheism and the exclusivity of God—we are to worship no one else. The Shema is followed by what we call the Great Commandment. You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might.
That God alone is our Lord means we are to worship Him with our all. But we must not forget what follows these two magnificent verses. How are we to love God with our whole being and honor the Lord as our exclusive King? Jews even began to follow vv. God’s design for the family is to make God’s Word a part of everything we do. Whether it be family meals, family devotions, attending church, schooling our children, playing sports—everything is to involve the Word of God. His Word should be read, meditated on, and memorized.