Thursday, March 25, 2010

Deuteronomy 5:16

This is a verse I use when I correct Moses.. a lot. "Moses, you need to honor your mama and obey so that it will go well with you, that you may live long and prosper." Okay, so he is only 15 months old and he probably doesn't get it just get (or does he?). I will say though, that diligence in training our little ones won't return void. The more I think on this verse and the more I read Ginger Plowman's book, "Don't Make Me Count to Three" the more I grow in the conviction that training Moses is a big deal. According to this verse, he will be held responsible before the Lord for obeying his mama, and because I love him and want him to live long and prosper I want to cultivate a heart of obedience in this little man. I'm still in the process of figuring out the best way to do it, but by golly I'm trying! And Luke 17:2 says that we don't want to be a stumbling block to our little ones. This has me thinking, if I know that Moses is going to be held accountable for honoring me and I don't work to cultivate that in his heart, am I causing him to stumble?
Some thoughts for this Thursday evening!