Pass it on

Psalm 78:3-4
3 Which we have heard and known, And our fathers have told us. 4 We will not conceal them from their children, But tell to the generation to come the praises of the LORD, And His strength and His wondrous works that He has done.

We as parents, especially fathers, have a responsibility to pass the true His story to our children.  They need to hear from us the truths of God.  Every child is born with a knowledge that about God, for deep down we all know that.  We might fight against it later in life, but it is there.  That is why when desperate times come, we call out to Him and try make a deal with Him.  We as parents need to re-enforce this into our kids.  They need to know the truth, because this world does everything it can to hide it, manipulate it, or distort it.

Some people might call telling our kids the truth “brain washing”.  Well it is, but the world does it as well.  Schools are filled with the brain washing of secularism.  TV show and movies are filled with it as well.  False doctrine is some churches is as well.  They want to pry kids away from God, especially those who grow up going to church.  Sadly, they are more effective than we are.  We need to treat telling our kids the truth as spiritual warfare, for that is what it is.  The “they” ultimately is Satan and he works through whatever he can to draw people away from God.  We need to fight for our kids by teaching the stories of God, by praying for them, bringing them to church, and be authentic for them to see we are not perfect.  Fight for your kids, they are worth it.

Dear God, help me to better at sharing You with my kids.  Help me to tell them stories of Your greatness.  Help me to better at praying from them and with them.  Help me to teach them better how to pray.  Help me to be authentic around them and not to pretend to be perfect, but a sinner in need of Your grace.  Keep the evil away from our kids and shine Your light of Truth on them, that they may know You.  Thank you for Your Word.  It is a treasure, which we all need to explore and benefit from.  Amen.

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