THE ROLE OF THE PARENT
Let's go to the Lord in prayer together. Our heavenly Father, we come
into Thy presence this morning, to listen quietly and attentively and
reverently for Thy truth. Lord, I pray that You would speak, and let me
get out of the way so that Thy word and Thy holy and divine message
might not only be heard, but Father, may it be received, and understood,
and incorporated into our lifestyles. For we make this prayer in the
stronq. holy name of Jesus Christ, our Savior and our Lord. Amen.
When God originally called Israel, His plan was not for His blessings to
be a dead end street in that nation. Israel was to be channell for the
blessings and the love of God to go to the entire world. That was God's
design; that was God's plan; that was God's will; that was God's
purpose. And we see this clearly stated there in Deuteronomy, chapter
number 6, verse 4 - verse 9:
4 "Hear, 0 Israel ! The Lord is our God, the Lord is
5Arrd you sha" 'ove the Lo,-d your God ,qith all your
11 ;our soul and with all your might.
heart, with all
6 And these words, which I am commanding you today,
shall be on your heart.
7 and you shall teach them diligently to your sons 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
8 And you shall bind them as a sign on your hand and
they shall be as frontal on your forehead.
9 And you shall write them on the doorposts of your
house and on your gates."
This is a clear word about God's responsibility and calling to Israel.
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Hear, 0 Israel 1 The Lord our God is one God." That is t ...
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