Deuteronomy 6-7

“And these words that I command you today shall be on your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your children …” (6:6-7).  Moses instructed the Israelites to pass down both the commandments and the stories of God’s salvation to their children.  They were to talk of them throughout the day and write them visibly on their houses (v7).  Even more, each generation was called to live in obedience and not go after other gods. “It is the Lord your God you shall fear” (v13).

“You shall love the Lord with all your heart …” (6:5).  When our hearts, actions, and words all speak the same truth about God, our children receive a good inheritance.