Deuteronomy 4:9-10 (JDV)
Deuteronomy 4:9 “Only be careful and diligently watch your throats,1 or else2 you will forget the things your eyes have seen and they will slip from your mind as long as you live. Teach them to your children and your grandchildren.
Deuteronomy 4:10 The day you stood before Yahveh your God at Horeb, Yahveh said to me, ‘Collect3 the people before me, and I will let them hear my words, so that they may learn to fear me all the days they live on the land and may instruct their children.’
our responsibility to teach
Every Israelite was to be a teacher— passing on the word of God to his children and their children. This was a solemn responsibility. The Lord knew his people were prone to be distracted, so he reminded them to stay on task.
Preachers and evangelists are a wonderful gift from God to their congregations. But their presence does not absolve us of the responsibility to train the next generations individually.
Lord may my readers know the joy of teaching their children and grandchildren about Jesus.