God-Given Responsibility

God-Given Responsibility

Hello RBC Family

If you were at the Awana Awards a couple of weeks ago you will recall that we talked a little bit about Deuteronomy 6:5-9:

5 You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might. 6 And these words that I command you today shall be on your heart. 7 You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise. 8 You shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontlets between your eyes. 9 You shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates.

As we looked at this passage we concluded that as parents it is our job, calling, duty, and responsibility to raise our children up in the ways of the Lord. In one of Moses’ last proclamations to God’s people before they entered the promised land he gives the message of what parents are to do, so that their children don’t forget the Lord.

First of all, as parents we have to learn who God is, what pleases Him, and how to love Him with all parts of our lives. As we grow in our understanding of those truths, we need to diligently teach them to our children. He also tells us when and where to do this in verse 7. We should be sharing with them in the morning before we start our busy days. I would encourage you to find a special place in the house where you can sit and discuss Godly things. Another good time to share with them is when you are driving somewhere, because they are trapped in the car and have to listen. Then at the end of the day just before bedtime is another key opportunity to pray and talk.

My encouragement to you parents is to use this summer to spend some extra time with the Lord. We must be careful to not neglect the first part of the passage. We need to grow in our love for the Lord and consistently be growing in our walk with Him. If we want to be better spouses, parents, and friends we need to sit at the Lord’s feet and let Him prune us, so we can bear much fruit for His Glory.  Don’t let this summer slip by without some intentional quality time with your Savior.

Please be praying for VBS and Cross Training (June 26-30.) There will be many kids that will hear the Gospel for the first time. Pray that the Word of God will land on good soil and bear much fruit. Also be praying for the 100+ volunteers that will be serving that week.

I look forward to Serving the King with you.

Nathan Ream

God’s Word on Worship

Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in Your sight, O LORD, my Rock and my Redeemer.
(Psalm 19:14)