It is in the home that children learn the basic principles of accountability for their actions. First to those around him or her, and ultimately to God! We all know a lot of teens that we judge, (which is wrong) because they are rebellious, mean, bullies, tattooed, etc. It may possible that they never had an opportunity or at least not the same opportunity as most.
Apply this to your life - Deuteronomy 11:19
Basically the Word is saying is walk the talk. Children learn by example, not words. A Parent's duty is not just raising Christian children. If you really want to put this into context, go back to Deuteronomy 11:13
It is teaching a whole village and helping each other. Being held responsible ourselves; and making it clear even when the choices are hard, that you will choose, and others will learn from your faith.
But read the warning - Deuteronomy 11:16-17
Then look at God's teaching tool - Deuteronomy 11:18
I have always had a different verse on the refrigerator each week. This was not just for myself to memorize, but also my children also saw it everyday and they learned that simple way of hiding The Word in their hearts.
It is hard to be a constant role model for principles. The Lord tells us this upfront to use some cheat sheets to remind each other of the precepts contained in Scripture. This is so important that you need to pull out all the stops. Whatever might work in learning and memorization of scripture should be attempted. Do this together as a family or with friends. Help each other out! The punishment of straying from scripture is great and gains momentum as generations go by.
Get an accountability group together and ask each other the hard questions!
Both women and men need accountability groups. These need to be small (containing four to five members) and private with no one sharing another persons struggles. Accountability is a time for openness so prayer can be used and effective. It is a time to hold each other up. Children see adults are meeting together to hold each other accountable and they learn from this. Genuine Christians help each other! Children need to see this in action in order to learn it. It cannot be taught with words.
Get creative and do whatever it takes to keep each other pure, and therefore being the example our children can learn from. Jesus did whatever it took (even unto death) while on this earth. He set an example for us as children of God. We have the same responsibility as parents.
Created By Julie Robinson
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Wednesday, November 14, 2018