Say it Again
It all starts with ___________ __________ (v.4-6)
“Our lives speak loudly to those around us, especially the children in our home.”
A father is commanded to ___________ the Gospel truth __________ (v.7)
Some parents are funny. They refuse to give a child the keys to the car because they feel he is not mature enough to make the proper decisions imperative to safe driving. Yet, they refuse to direct the religious life of the child because they say he should arrive at his own conclusions.
The Gospel must leak into __________ ________ of family life (v.8-9)
“Doctor Charles Parkhurst, distinguished preacher and reformer of New York, in an address in which he dealt with his early religious life related how he had often heard his father pray in the church, at the family altar, and at the family table. But it was only when he heard him praying aloud on his knees in the barn that he knew the reality of prayer and the deep reality of the religious life.”
C. E. Macartney
We are all called to ________ ___________ (Mark 4:31-35)
“How many of you men can recall a saintly mother and a godly father who loved this Book, read it, lived it, and seeped it into you? With all your influence today, how many of you are so living that your children will remember you for your faithfulness to this same Book?”
Memory verse: 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.
Read Deuteronomy 6:1-9. Start by reading through the whole chapter. Jot down the specific benefits that God promises for keeping his commands.
Verse 2 tells us to ‘fear the lord’ and verse 5 tells us to ‘love the Lord’. How are both fear and love important motivations for us?
How does the reality of Jesus’ life and work impact how we live in response this truth in this passage?
Read Deuteronomy 6:1-9. From verse 5, what does it mean to love the Lord your God…
- ……with all your heart?
- ……with all your soul?
- .……with all your strength (might)?
Do you think heart, soul and strength are 3 different things or a unique way of saying the same thing?
Read Deuteronomy 6:1-9 in a different translation or paraphrase.*
Would you say that you love the Lord with all your heart, soul and strength?
Give specific examples of what that means in your life.
Read Deuteronomy 6:1-9. List the things that Moses told the people to do in vs. 7-9 so they would better remember to keep the commandment to love God.
What specific things could you do to better remember to keep this commandment?
Read Deuteronomy 6:1-9 in a foreign language if you’re able.*
What is the role or function of keeping the commandments in the project of loving God with all our heart, soul, and substance? That is: does keeping the commandments help us do this, hinder us in doing this, play some other role?
How does this love of God look or feel different from keeping the commandments? Or would it? Why do we say this?
How would it look or feel different from fear? Or would it? Why do we say this?
How can this truth, of Christ’s power in this world impact your daily life today and this week?
Finish any devotions you may have missed and then spend some time today reading over and working on memorizing this week’s memory verse and make a list of ten friends who don’t know Christ you can pray for.
*Bible Study adapted from hermeneutrix.com
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