Psalm 71:18 (NET): Even when I am old and gray, O God, do not abandon me, until I tell the next generation about your strength, and those coming after me about your power.
Deuteronomy 6:6-7 (CSB): These words I am giving you today are to be in your heart. Repeat them to your children. Talk about them when you sit in your house and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up.
Psalms 96:3 (NKJV): Declare His glory among the nations, His wonders among all peoples.
THE LORD WANTS US to tell our children about Him.
Even though we all come to faith individually — no one is grafted in because of his or her parents.
We are to share with our children all the good that God has done for us; how He has forgiven our sins, shown us grace and mercy, and loved us unto salvation.
So many Christians sadly admit after their children are grown that they told their offspring about church, but failed to tell them the importance of a personal relationship with Jesus.
Jesus told the man cured of a demon who begged to accompany Jesus and His disciples, “No, go back to your family, and tell them everything God has done for you.” (Luke 8:39 NLT)
LIVING THE GREAT COMMISSION
SO, TOO, HE TELLS US we are to tell our families all that the Lord has done for us. It’s called the Great Commission. (Matt. 28:19-20; Acts 1:8)
There is no greater thrill, nor greater commandment, than to tell the children the Lord has given us about Him and how He created them for His eternal purpose and glory.
The day will come when we will stand before the King and give an account of our lives.
Let’s resolve, with His help and guidance, not to fail this task.
When He asks us, “Who did you say I am, especially to the children I gave you?” we don’t want to reply, “Umm, well, actually, not much.” We want to proclaim boldly, “We told our children, and those You gave us to testify to, that You are the Christ, the Son of the living God!”
O LORD, OUR GOD and our Savior, please give us the opportunity to talk with our children, either while they are young or when they are grown, about You, and how You have a purpose for their lives. Please give us the words to say and the spirit of boldness to proclaim the Gospel message of redemption and rebirth. Lord, help us not fail in this singular most important task, regardless of their immediate response. Open their ears to hear and their hearts to receive Your blessings. In the saving name, the redeeming name, the loving name of Jesus we pray. AMEN