Teach Your Children Well

“Fathers, do not exasperate your children; instead, bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord.”

– Ephesians 6:4

There is a tradition of Orthodox Jewish children memorizing the first five books of the Bible, also known as the Torah. Today, I want to point out how that practice is proof of just how much the Hebrew culture values and treasures their children. When we have children, we love them tremendously and want the very best for them. As Christians, this typically means that we desire for them to have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ and to know His Word and His ways. Accordingly, one of the most powerful things we can ever do for our offspring — whether biological or spiritual — is to teach them to love the truth of Scripture and to adore the Rabbi Jesus. While it’s natural to want them to excel in other areas, guiding them in how to treasure the Bible should always be at the top of our priority list. There’s an old saying in the Mishna, which is the oral tradition of Torah, that says that greater honor is ascribed to a young man’s rabbi than to his father, for his father brought him into this world, but his rabbi who taught him wisdom, brings him into the world to come

Friend, spiritual parenting of your own children, grandchildren or other young people has eternal impact and it builds a legacy that will long outlast you. Devote yourself to loving, modeling, and teaching the Word of God, and you will influence generations on earth while also expanding the Kingdom of Heaven. Teach your children to revere the Scriptures and you will cultivate world-changers who leave this planet better than they found it! 


Jesus, show me how to teach my spiritual and/or biological children how to love you and your Word.


Which of your spiritual offspring needs guidance in the things of God? Take a moment to pray for them right now.

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10 Responses

  1. Thank you for reminding me,
    i am a child of God and i chose this day to do all i can to remind my children, there children plus others the same but to seek their personal relationship with
    Jesus Christ our Lord

  2. These daily emailed devotionals are really helping me to sort of my feelings and help to move me in a positive direction.
    I appreciate everything that you’re doing Pastor Bobby & Hannah & the hour of power team! Keep up your mighty good works for the Lord! You are making a difference in the world!
    With sincere gratitude,
    Ginny Cowan

  3. I just prayed that my grown children, Trey & David (now adults), will return to loving Jesus, as they were taught in their youth.

  4. Thankyou for your good witnessing to us . You know I have raised 3 children by myself. 2 daughters and 1 son. 1 daughter is wild in the world
    youngest daughter stay home mom with 3 children of her own and a wonderful christian husband and family, my son is into missions work,
    witnesses to people spends private time immense in the word of GOD and seems distant from way of thinking and travels he works for a christian company, my concern there is he is 35 this year, and he is searching for I am not sure purpose, guidance, his own family. I know for sure ifGOD is for you who can stand to be against you. No match for GOD Pls pray for my son Anthony

    Thankyou Paula

  5. Thank U Father Almighty God & Jesus for his todays sermon. Jesus, thank u for the Holy Spirit guiding me to watch his todays sermon and reminding me to read @ his online website. Let S,A,&D know that Jesus loves them because I have prayed asking Him to be with u and to have some of my deceased family and their dads family to be with u & Jesus. I hope u hear His Word and know Him w/ love like His love for u. Let them know how i come to this from watching the Hour of Power & reading online @ their website abt praying asking Jesus to help us to pray for how to love Him & His Word. Thank U w/ joy to know that God & Jesus is always w/ u and me too 🙂 Amen

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