“These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up.”
Sunday school numbers are shrinking rapidly in many churches. More kids know less about the Lord, His servants, and His expectations for all of us, and it is our fault.
We are ashamed when they don’t know their state, country, world, and cultural history—but how many of you are appalled and frightened to know that many of these children know little to nothing about the Bible, God, Jesus, the Old Testament, the New Testament, and their role as servant ambassadors for Christ? They know about evil, but they truly don’t know it, nor do they know how to address and combat it. That leaves them exposed to be succumbed or victimized by it.
If you aren’t reading, studying, and discussing the Word with them, they will not be encouraged or inclined to do the same at church, with their peers, and independently. They won’t know how to use the tools and resources to be better equipped and strengthened before, during, and after adversity.
It is our responsibility to expose children to the Bible, teach them how to study and research it, and show them how to find the answers that they seek. Learning starts first in the womb, then the home, and then a multitude of places outside of the home.
It is also our responsibility to teach them about other religions and social norms (such as sexual orientation and preferences) so that they can honorably and with dignity, acknowledge and respect other beliefs that differ their own.
They are not to fear, hate, discriminate, or pass judgment on others who have different religious or social beliefs. They are to embrace other people as God’s children and know that just as God loves us He loves them, and it is no humans place or right to judge another and impose their beliefs onto others, for there is only one judge and omnipotent power—and that is our Heavenly Father-Mother God.
You are not to teach to children through word or action indifference, intolerance, superiority, hate, fear, loathing, or any other negative trait. Children are born angelic and pure, and only through repeat exposure to adults do they transform into our smaller replicas that eventually embrace sin.
Racists, sexists, homophobes, and xenophobes are not born they are made. They are indoctrinated into a way of thinking and behaving, based on a perversion of religion and culture.
Do your part to teach love, peace, tolerance, acceptance, humility, dignity, respect, integrity, strength and courage.
We were all born with the right to live a dignified life. Do your part to instill this in your children, so that they never have to question if they are doing right in God’s eyes. Because if they are hurting others, they aren’t doing right in God’s eyes. And there’s no amount of rationalization that will make it right.
Father, thank You for Your constant molding through love. Thank You for waking me today. Father, as I learn Your Word and share it with other adults, let me always remember to share and teach it to Your youngest of children, the generations that follow me. May I learn from them as they learn from me.
Let me not keep this wisdom to myself, but rather open my heart, mind, and mouth and share with the masses. I promise to serve You and do my part to grow Your Kingdom. I love You Father. Amen.
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