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Friday, September 7, 2018

For Parents

Hear, O Israel: The Lord is our God, the Lord alone. You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your might.  Keep these words that I am commanding you today in your heart. Recite them to your children and talk about them when you are at home and when you are away, when you lie down and when you rise. Bind them as a sign on your hand, fix them as an emblem on your forehead, and write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates. Deuteronomy 6:4-9

This message is so neat and it is still applicable today. First, we, the parents, are to love God with all our heart, soul and strength. God’s Word should be in our heart, not just in our brain (number one is a prerequisite for number two) Second, impress all this on our children. The church and Sunday school cannot take this entire responsibility from us. Third, live each day this way!  Our lives get busier all the time.  Yet, every day we can pray, read the Bible, or hey, read our devotion. Try to spend time with God in praise, not just when we are in need.

Prayer: Dear Lord, we praise you for your everlasting love. Help us to make You a part of everyday experience, personally and for our children. Amen

Mark Sunderman (reprinted from the Eastridge Daily Devotion book, published in 2008)

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