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Dr. June Normil
Celebrate God's Faithfulness
When God made the covenant with Abraham, He told abraham that He would give him a family. Abraham's descendants would be God's people forever (Genesis 12:1-3). When God renewed the covenant with Israel through Moses, God told the people to take every teachable moment and tell their children about His covenant with them and their children. This is the only way to ensure the faith ois passed down from generation to generation. How did you come to know the Lord? Christians from age to age passed the Word along. We came to know Him because someone who knew Him told us about Him (Psalm 78:1-3). Now we in turn must teach our children. God's people are a community with leaders, parents, and children. The whole family shares a heritage. The covenant belongs to us and to our children. As they grow older, they have to choose whether to become a part of God's people. But how will they choose if they do not know their heritage? This responsibility belongs not just just to parents, but to all us in the community of faith, parents and non-parents alike! In Psalm 81 and Psalm 89, we saw the two sides of the covenant, God's faithfulness and what God expects. God is always faithful; He "established a testimony" by His faithfulness to His people (Psakm 78:5). God also gave us His Word--a way to understand what it means for us to walk in God's way. God inspired the Bible to be written to tell the testimony of faith and to teach us how to live according to God's way. Because we have God's Word, we are able to hope in God and to give that hope to our children. It is our job to walk in God's way and to teach our children how to walk in His ways as well. Anyone who has been a part of this knows what a great joy it is to see children grow to know God. And what a great privilege God has given us by asking us to be the bearers of truth to these children.
See You In Sunday School Next Week!!!!
Copyright Reference: Radiant Life, Volume 96 Number 4 Jun. Jul. Aug 2015 by Gospel Publishing House, 1445 N. Boonville Ave, Springfield, Mo 65802.
Dr. June Normil