Listen to this morning’s Scripture Song – Isaiah 51:11
Read the “0124 Evening and Morning“ devotion for today, by the late Charles Haddon Spurgeon.
“And thou shalt shew thy son in that day, saying, This is done because of that which the LORD did unto me when I came forth out of Egypt. And it shall be for a sign unto thee upon thine hand, and for a memorial between thine eyes, that the LORD’s law may be in thy mouth: for with a strong hand hath the LORD brought thee out of Egypt. Thou shalt therefore keep this ordinance in his season from year to year.” (Exodus 13:8-10)
One of my favorite moments that I see repeated through out the Old Testament is the importance placed on memorials.
We see this with the Passover, Altars Built, Rainbows, the 12 Stones taken from the Jordan River and we even see it with names given. In this passage of scripture we see Moses preparing the children of Israel for the crossing of the Red Sea out of Egypt. We see the beautiful picture here of the believer being called out of the world(Egypt) and identifying with Christ through believers baptism(crossing of the Red Sea). Moses used this critical moment in the lives of the Israelites to remind them about the importance of keeping this memorial from generation to generation.
Some Christians are blessed to have a godly Christian heritage. Others may be a first generation Christian. Whatever category you may fall in, it is important that you pass down the “Faith of our Fathers” to future generations. There are three key areas that we can all use to influence our children
Your Salvation Testimony
Sharing your testimony with your children is such an effective way of sharing the gospel with them. We all have a unique and personal way on how we came to Christ. Being able to hear how someones life was changed in a moment in time is something that has always been eye opening for me. It is such a powerful moment, especially when you are able to to tie it to the individual you are sharing it with. Never get over the joy of your salvation!
Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation; And uphold me with thy free spirit. Then will I teach transgressors thy ways; And sinners shall be converted unto thee. Deliver me from bloodguiltiness, O God, thou God of my salvation: And my tongue shall sing aloud of thy righteousness. (Psalm 51:12 – 14)
Being able to pass on your Bible(s) to your loved ones Is something so special. There is something very special about your children seeing your spiritual development through notes written on the margins of your Bible or favorite verses underlined. Teaching our children the word of God is so important in preserving our Christian heritage.
This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success.” (Joshua 1:8)
Your Church Involvement
Worshiping God in church together as a family is one the best built in memory makers we can provide our children. Encourage your children to engage in every part of the service. There are so many teaching moments that we can share with our children that involve the church. Look for them and you will find them!
Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching. (Hebrews 10:25)
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