Devotions

The key to the success of the early church was its use of unique and unexpected methods for changing the world. Today those elements continue to be what fuels her success. This week we take a break from our study in Acts to once again discover afresh the ingredients of each Christian and ultimately the flourishing of the church. The CP devos are created for you each week. Read them, soak them in, and pass them on to others. 

Read:

“And those words which I command you today shall be in your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your children, . . . ”  Deuteronomy 6:6-7

Reflect:

Parents teach their children all kinds of things. They teach them how to spell words, throw a ball, and even how to cross the street. These things and many more like them need to be taught by their parents or guardians.

Yet, the greatest thing we can teach our children is how to love God. If our children are going to be raised to love the Lord their God with all their hearts, with all their souls, and with all their minds, then parents must consistently teach their children the truth of God’s Word. Parents accomplish this when they teach children how to love God all throughout the day and every day.

Sharing a daily devotional time with children can be effective, but the most diligent and consistent way to teach children how to love God is to lead by example. We can take them to church so others can help teach and show them how to love God. The church’s role is not to take the place of a parent, but being a part of the church community allows our children to worship God with others and to grow as a family of God.

Respond:

Father, remind me daily to teach the children the value and priority of loving God.