Reflection: After spending a few chapters in James, we turn to Deuteronomy to hear some other foundational truths. Chapter 6 begins by telling the decrees and laws the Lord directed to teach the people. After what Jesus would later call “the greatest commandment” we are directed to impress these upon our children, both at home and while travelling, while waking up and going to sleep.
There is no greater task of a father than to impress the love of God upon his children. Those who aren’t fathers can still lay
a foundation of love on their own relationships. Deuteronomy tell us we can write them on the door frames of our house wherever we live.
Question: What is one specific thing I can do to lay a foundation of faith for my children or the children in my life?
Prayer: Lord, thank you for your law. May it taste sweeter than honey to my mouth and may I reflect on your love during my movements today. Help me to see your wisdom in today’s decisions.
We’re reading the Bible until September 8th with Rick Pekan. Rick is Bible Society Australia’s church and community relations coordinator in WA. With his wife Louise, Rick has been a foster carer for 40 children as
well as having four children of their own.