Passing Along a Godly Heritage (2 of 9) by Ernest Easley

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Passing Along a Godly Heritage (2 of 9)
Series: GUIDELINESS FOR A GODLY HOME
Dr. Ernest L. Easley
Exodus 20:1, 4-6
October 2, 2005

As you are turning to Exodus 20 .. I want to ask every parent and grandparent a question: Are you passing along a Godly Heritage? We parents need to learn that as long as our children only HEAR about God from us without SEEING God in us .. that we will never pass along a godly heritage!
In fact ... if our children only HEAR about God from us without SEEING God in us .. chances are that the only heritage that we'll pass along will be void of God. No wonder after God gave the Ten Commandments that He told Moses in Deut 6.7-9, "You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in our house, when you walk by the way, when you lie down, and when you rise up. You shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontlets between your eyes. You shall write them on the doorposts of your home and on your gates." And do you know who God gave the responsibility to for teaching these commandments to the children? The Fathers! Not the government. Not the schools .. but the Fathers are to teach these guidelines for godly living to their children! And God said, "so it will go well with you and with your children."
So how is a Father suppose to teach these guidelines for godly living? Well .. God tells us in Deut 6.6, "And these words which I command you today shall be in your heart." Dads .. you cannot give to your children something you don't have. God says that they must first be in your heart before they ever get into your home! If you don't believe these guidelines and practice these words .. you cannot teach these guidelines to your children.
Verse 7, "You shall teach them diligently to your children ....." Isaiah 28.10, "precept upon precept;; line upon line." Build truth upon truth. Teach God's word over and over again to them. And be creative about it! Read a Bib ...


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