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Teach the Children

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Parents must teach their children about having a relationship with God because they have experienced it and the children have not, yet.

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Deuteronomy 11:1–7 NLT
1 “You must love the Lord your God and always obey his requirements, decrees, regulations, and commands. 2 Keep in mind that I am not talking now to your children, who have never experienced the discipline of the Lord your God or seen his greatness and his strong hand and powerful arm. 3 They didn’t see the miraculous signs and wonders he performed in Egypt against Pharaoh and all his land. 4 They didn’t see what the Lord did to the armies of Egypt and to their horses and chariots—how he drowned them in the Red Sea as they were chasing you. He destroyed them, and they have not recovered to this very day! 5 “Your children didn’t see how the Lord cared for you in the wilderness until you arrived here. 6 They didn’t see what he did to Dathan and Abiram (the sons of Eliab, a descendant of Reuben) when the earth opened its mouth in the Israelite camp and swallowed them, along with their households and tents and every living thing that belonged to them. 7 But you have seen the Lord perform all these mighty deeds with your own eyes!
Deuteronomy 11:
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Deuteronomy 11:18–21 NLT
18 “So commit yourselves wholeheartedly to these words of mine. Tie them to your hands and wear them on your forehead as reminders. 19 Teach them to your children. Talk about them when you are at home and when you are on the road, when you are going to bed and when you are getting up. 20 Write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates, 21 so that as long as the sky remains above the earth, you and your children may flourish in the land the Lord swore to give your ancestors.
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Deuteronomy 11:18–20 NLT
18 “So commit yourselves wholeheartedly to these words of mine. Tie them to your hands and wear them on your forehead as reminders. 19 Teach them to your children. Talk about them when you are at home and when you are on the road, when you are going to bed and when you are getting up. 20 Write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates,
Moses is about to step down from leadership.
He is now seeking to persuade those who had survived 40 years of education in the school of wilderness wondering in preparation for entering the promised land to deepen their relationship with God and teach their children to do so.
This was the young group that turned away from Caanan the first time and watched their parents die because of their lack of faith in God. They were having children now...
Message:
Love God
Always obey God
The message was to the parents and not to the children...
The message was to the parents and not to the children
Love God
Never experienced the discipline of God
Always obey God
Never seen His greatness, strong hand and powerful arm
Never seen the miraculous signs and wonders God performed in Egypt against Pharoah and his land
Did not see Egypts army drowned in the Red Sea
Did not see how God cared for the parents in the wilderness until they arrived at the entrance of the promised land
Did not see how God dealt with the rebellion of Korah, Dathan and Abiram
Deuteronomy 11:7 NLT
7 But you have seen the Lord perform all these mighty deeds with your own eyes!
There are blessings for obedience...
Love God… Shown by obedience… Rewarded...
Strength
Enjoy a long life
Favor
Deuteronomy 11:16 NLT
16 “But be careful. Don’t let your heart be deceived so that you turn away from the Lord and serve and worship other gods.
Deuteronomy 11:16
Consequences...
Deuteronomy 11:18–22 NLT
18 “So commit yourselves wholeheartedly to these words of mine. Tie them to your hands and wear them on your forehead as reminders. 19 Teach them to your children. Talk about them when you are at home and when you are on the road, when you are going to bed and when you are getting up. 20 Write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates, 21 so that as long as the sky remains above the earth, you and your children may flourish in the land the Lord swore to give your ancestors. 22 “Be careful to obey all these commands I am giving you. Show love to the Lord your God by walking in his ways and holding tightly to him.
Deuteronomy 11:18-21
Deuteronomy 11:18
Deuteronomy 11:18–21 NLT
18 “So commit yourselves wholeheartedly to these words of mine. Tie them to your hands and wear them on your forehead as reminders. 19 Teach them to your children. Talk about them when you are at home and when you are on the road, when you are going to bed and when you are getting up. 20 Write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates, 21 so that as long as the sky remains above the earth, you and your children may flourish in the land the Lord swore to give your ancestors.
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