Get the Truth Every Day
And you must commit yourselves wholeheartedly to these commands that I am giving you today. Repeat them again and again to your children. Talk about them when you are at home and when you are on the road, when you are going to bed and when you are getting up.
─ Deuteronomy 6:6-7 NLT
Providing a godly heritage to the next generation is an inside job. It begins in our family; it starts in our home. It begins when we make a decision to be intentional in the ways we choose to love and care for our children.
In Deuteronomy 6:6-7, God is saying, “Get the truth continually—every day. Tell your children what my commands are.” One of the greatest gifts we can give to our children is to get God’s Word into their hearts and help them to see the application of what the scripture says about life.
What would happen if you shared one verse from scripture every day with your children and applied it to their lives? For example, ask yourself and your children:
- How people in today’s world ignore the verse you’re focused on.
- How the truth from that verse can make life better when facing difficulty.
- Why ignoring that verse could have a negative impact.
- To think about one verse a day.
Your kids will remember some of these, and as they grow, they’ll take God’s Word in their heart with them, and even if they walk away, they’ll have these truths that were shared over the years.
Today’s One Thing
Spend five or ten minutes this week to focus on a verse each day with your children. Here are three verses to help get you started:
- John 16:27 – For the Father himself loves you, because you have loved me and have believed that I came from God.
- Jeremiah 31:3 – The Lord appeared to him from far away. I have loved you with an everlasting love; therefore I have continued my faithfulness to you.
- James 1:7 – Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change.