Carey Lewis Devotions
Tuesday, March 22nd, 2016
Parent Traps (Part 32)
Overcome: By Teaching God's Word
All your children shall be taught by the Lord, and great shall be the peace of your children.
Isaiah 54:13 (NKJV)
And these Words which I command you today shall be in your heart. You shall teach Them diligently to your children, and shall talk of Them when you sit in your house, when you walk by the way, when you lie down, and when you rise up.
Deuteronomy 6:6-7 (NKJV)
Make Them known to your sons and your grandsons.
Deuteronomy 4:9 (NASB)
And their sons the next generation.
Joel 1:3 (NASB)
We will not hide Them from their children, telling to the generation to come the praises of the Lord, and His strength and His wonderful works that He has done.
Psalm 78:4 (NKJV)
What are we quick to share with our kin? Complaints about difficult people. Gossip about all kinds of people. Tweets, texts, posts and online videos. Shows, stars, stunts and favorite movies. Terrible things and life's disasters. Worrisome things and fears of failure. Trivial things not worthy of time.

What are we quick to share with our kids? Complaints about their various faults. Schoolwork's importance for their futures. Plans for unceasing activities. Like soccer, music and summer camps. Like shopping, carpools and sleepovers. And sometimes, we share nothing at all.

Amazing, hard-working parents of actors, models and talent for Christ: How often do you share the Bible? In the days before television, the days when families gathered after supper in the living room, the days when Bible-loving parents read the Good Book aloud to their kids, God's Word was shared diligently.

Now in this time of great temptation, a time when devils dance recklessly and celebrate Satan's platforms, a time when distractions dominate and entertainments preoccupy, should God's Word sit mute on our tables? Let us open His Book and share It. Let us speak His Word and teach It. Let us discuss His work and do it.

What in this world is more important?

To Be Continued...

P.S. To read the other devotions in this series, please see the Parent Traps series.

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"I labored, yet not I. By the grace of God, I am what I am, and do what I do' (paraphrase of 1 Corinthians 15:10). I love God's Word. As a late-in-life committed Christian with no Bible training prior to age 51, some people wonder how I'm qualified to write devotions. I wonder that, too. But God loves children and fools for Him. I am both. Ghost Writer? God.

Carey Lewis

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