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BE A GOOD FATHER

June 24, 2016

Friday

 

Deuteronomy 6:4-7

 

Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God is one LORD: And thou shalt love the LORD thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might. nd these words, which I command thee this day, shall be in thine heart: And thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up.

 

 

LESSON

 

You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might. The idea in verse 4 is not just that Yahweh is the only God, but that He is also “one”unified person. Yahweh was to be the sole object of Israel’s worship, allegiance, and affection.

The reason for this emphasis on the children is clear. Deuteronomy is always aimed at the next generation. It takes the present generation back to the past and brings the past afresh into the present. The children are now the ones before whom all the choices are laid, and some day their
children will be there and the divine instruction will confront them. Can they learn afresh what it means to love the Lord wholeheartedly? So fathers train up your children.

 

Memory Verse: Colossians 3:21

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