Deuteronomy 6: 6-9 Write these commandments that I’ve given you today on your hearts. Get them inside of you and then get them inside your children. Talk about them wherever you are, sitting at home or walking in the street; talk about them from the time you get up in the morning to when you fall into bed at night. Tie them on your hands and foreheads as a reminder; inscribe them on the doorposts of your homes and on your city gates.
God wants us to deliberately and aggressively teach our children His commandments. He wants us, the parents, to do it, not the school, not the media, not the church. He wants us to do it wherever we are, whatever time of day. That means while eating breakfast, we prepare them for school with the word of God. Or while driving along the road, and we see an inappropriate billboard, we tell them how God wants us to dress. While watching a movie and there is an “adult scene” we ask them to close their eyes as we explain God’s standard for purity. When they are disappointed, we teach them that we always have hope. When we give them their allowance, we teach them what godly stewardship is. When they are fighting over a toy, we explain how God wants us to treat one another. When they are offended by a friend, we teach them forgiveness. Over dinner, we always thank God for the blessings of the day because every good and perfect gift comes from above.
Let us not wait for the opportunity to come. We need to create the opportunity to teach them. Every moment can be a teachable moment. Let’s be deliberate.