"Now these are the commandments, the statutes, and the judgments, which the LORD your God commanded to teach you, that ye might do them in the land whither ye go to possess it: That thou mightest fear the LORD thy God, to keep all his statutes and his commandments, which I command thee, thou, and thy son, and thy son's son, all the days of thy life; and that thy days may be prolonged. Hear therefore, O Israel, and observe to do it; that it may be well with thee, and that ye may increase mightily, as the LORD God of thy fathers hath promised thee, in the land that floweth with milk and honey. Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God is one LORD: And thou shalt love the LORD thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might. And these words, which I command thee this day, shall be in thine heart: And thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up. And thou shalt bind them for a sign upon thine hand, and they shall be as frontlets between thine eyes. And thou shalt write them upon the posts of thy house, and on thy gates. And it shall be, when the LORD thy God shall have brought thee into the land which he sware unto thy fathers, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, to give thee great and goodly cities, which thou buildedst not, And houses full of all good things, which thou filledst not, and wells digged, which thou diggedst not, vineyards and olive trees, which thou plantedst not; when thou shalt have eaten and be full; Then beware lest thou forget the LORD, which brought thee forth out of the land of Egypt, from the house of bondage" (Deuteronomy 6:1-12).
Today's Morsel: Do you remember the childhood stories that your parents told you about Jesus? What about those Sunday school stories of how the children of Israel crossed the Red Sea and Moses parting the water. What about David killing Goliath, the bear, and the lion? What about Daniel in the lion's den? Jesus turning the water into wine? Opening the blinded eyes, causing the lame to walk, and raising Lazarus from the dead? What about the story of the Resurrection at Easter, and the feeding of the multitude with 5 loaves and 2 fish? Those stories are just as fresh today as they were when we were young. God's Word is always the same. Moses told the children of Israel that they were to never forget who God was and what He had done for them. They were to teach it to their children and to talk about it always. Are you still sharing those Bible stories with your children? You are never too old to impart wisdom and knowledge to them, and they are never too young nor too old to hear it. Don't leave it up to the church to tell them the stories of Jesus. It will mean a whole lot more in their lives as they grow older when they know that you, mom and dad, told it to them.
Sing: I heard an old, old story, how a Savior came from glory, how He gave His life on Calvary to save a wretch like me; I heard about His groaning, of His precious blood's atoning, then I repented of my sins, and wonder the victory.
Chorus: O' victory in Jesus, My Savior forever, He sought me and brought me with His redeeming blood; He loved me ere I knew Him and all my love is due Him, He plunged me to victory, beneath the cleansing flood.