September 12, 2023

Deuteronomy 11:18–19

18 “Therefore you shall lay up these words of mine in your heart and in your soul, and bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontlets between your eyes.

19 You shall teach them to your children, speaking of them when you sit in your house, when you walk by the way, when you lie down, and when you rise up.

The sign in my front yard says, “We will never forget.” For those who witnessed 9/11 the pictures still run through our minds. The horrors of that day still haunt us with, “What could have been.” And yet its residual effects are still working their way through our nation and the world as rust does a forgotten pipe. One day a rupture occurs and we are taken by surprise. That which was promised never happened because we allow the mundane to take over our thoughts and the past is soon forgotten.

A good parent wants her child to succeed. The child is taught from the earliest days how to live a life of success. We want our children to have the best of what this world has to offer.

What is best for our children? What is best for us? September 11, 2001, was a horrible, horrific day in the life of the USA. Maybe worse than the actual bombing was the residual effects. Yes, we still remember, but have our lives changed? Are we being the witness to the future generation about what happens when life goes on without God? Instead of calling us to trust God, we have become a people who look to self, secular education, and government. Our hope is not founded in secular education and government. It is founded in God.

We may have experienced some form of God in our lives. Many have been truly converted and accepted Christ as their Savior, but have we passed our belief, our knowledge of Christ on to the next generation? Do we live a true confession of faith in Christ? Are we more concerned about making sure our children have the ABCs of school down pat and have forgotten the ABCs of God?

We are to be a strong testimony and witness for the Lord. We are to:

  • Lock God’s commandments in our hearts and minds.
    • Do not just talk about God’s commandments, live them.
  • Teach God’s Word to our children and for many (grandchildren)
  • Make your home a strong testimony for the Lord.