One of my favorite passages in all of scripture is Deuteronomy 6. It is one of those passages that is underlined, circled, highlighted with notes all around it in my Bible. When I go to flip to Deuteronomy, it opens to chapter 6. Yes, I certainly love this passage – and have clung to it even closer as I have entered motherhood. One of the greatest commands of all scripture is given to us in this passage- and then how to share that on in a legacy of love with our children.
In Deuteronomy 6, we are commanded to:
Love the Lord thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might. (Deuteronomy 6:5 KJV)
A very popular verse in scripture. Jesus even uses this when asked what is the greatest commandment – that we are to love the Lord our God, and the second, to love others as ourseleves. Love God and Love others.
As we move on through Deuteronomy 6, we find that it is these words that that we are to teach diligently to our children. So much so that they should talk about it, that they should bind them as a sign on their hand and between their eyes. Yes, this thought of loving God is the very most important thing that we are to teach our children.
We are to teach it diligently. That means every, single day. In every single situation. No matter what we do – we should be teaching our children to love God with all their heart, soul, mind and strength.
How do we do this?
Well, the number one way that we can teach our kids to love God – is to love Him ourselves. That they would see that we love Him- because He is what we talk about- no matter where we are – and that it is Him and His Words that we right upon our lives.
Teaching Them Diligently: The Ebook
There are 8 important ways that we can teach our children diligently to love God, and I have written an ebook all about it:
8 Ways to Teach Them Diligently
There are also 8 great post that go into some of the shorter details in the book – and I hope that it is a blessing for you:
Train Them Up Diligently
Every child is different. We are to train them in the way THEY should go. But the one thing we are train them up in is God and in His Word. That is different for each child. God desires that we instill in them to love Him – we all that they are. That starts with us.
You can join the rest of the Good Morning Girls Leadership Team as they blog through the book of Deuteronomy:
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