Keep: Impressing Chilldren?

“Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up.” (Deuteronomy 6:7)

Should you tattoo your children? Of course not! How could you even ask a question like that? Yesterday, we talked about tattooing God’s commands on our hearts. Today’s verse tells us to “impress” them on our kids.

tree2_350Notice the strategy this verse describes for getting God’s commands to make an impact on the hearts and minds of kids: Talk about them together. A lot. At all different times of day.

You can practice this any time with your family and friends (or even just in prayer with God). Talk about God’s Word when you’re home, when you’re out, when you’re up, and when you’re down. Keep the Bible on the discussion menu with those closest to you all the time—not just at church or during “devotions.”

Think: When was the last time you had a conversation about God’s Word outside of a Sunday School class or Bible study or “designated spiritual time”? How often does that happen in your world? What would it take for you to initiate a few more of those discussions?

Pray: Ask God to help your family to be intentional about discussing Scripture.

Do: Start a conversation about the Bible with another Christian this week at a time and place you normally wouldn’t talk about God’s Word.