Shalom from Israel, my name is Baruch Korman and welcome to God Today.
In this session we are going to speak a little bit about one of the greatest responsibilities that a person has. That is being a parent. Being a parent is joyful, but it is also difficult. The problem is that it doesn’t come with instructions. There is a piece of scripture, on in Judaism that we read every day in the morning and every day in the evening. For me, this puts me in the right frame of mind for being a father. This passage is known in Hebrew as the Shema. It is where we pledge our faith to God that we believe there is only one God. Because we love God we want to obey Him. When we look at the scriptures, especially Yeshua’s teaching, we see that Jesus spoke frequently about, “If you love me, you will keep my commandments.”
In Deuteronomy 6, after saying we should love the Lord our God with all of our heart, all of our might, all of our strength, you know what else He says? The first thing that He tells us in Hebrew ______ . Which means, “And you shall teach diligently your children.” See, if you want to have the right focus in your life, take your eyes off yourself. If you are a parent, dedicate your life to instructing your children in the word of God. When you make that commitment, it is the best type of insurance. Why? Because the scripture says, “As you do to someone else, God will see it does to you.” When I take responsibility in investing my life in the children that God has entrusted to me, it is bringing God into my life in a mighty way. He will become my teacher and He will become my heavenly Father so that I might be pleasing, a righteous son in His sight. Don’t you want to be pleasing to God? My hope is that we will pray right now in order that that might be a reality in your life.
Our Lord and our God, we exalt your name. We thank you that you are indeed our heavenly Father. We want you to lead us, guide us, discipline us, direct our ways. We might be fruitful people in your sight and help us be godly parents, instructing our children in the truth of your word, that the next generation might be more pleasing than this one. This is our prayer in Yeshua’s name. Amen. Thank you for watching.