“That thou mightiest fear the LORD thy God to keep all His statutes, and His commandments, which I command thee, thou, and thy son, and thy son’s son, all the days of thy life” (Deuteronomy 6:2).
“Ward,” the eighth grade history teacher called out. “Ward! I just want to tell you something. I have a feeling that your grandson Ken probably didn’t mention a word about it to you, knowing him.” Catching up with him, the teacher told Ward that “Yesterday in the hallway three of the high school bullies were disrespectful to our student teacher. Your grandson Ken walked right up to the crowd of high schoolers and called them on it. While I don’t know exactly what he said, the threesome backed down, and one apologized. News about it has spread through the faculty and even to some of the student body. I don’t want to embarrass you, Ward, but the things you taught your son have been apparently taught to his son,” Ed told the somewhat embarrassed but very appreciative grandfather. “What a fine young man your grandson is. Christ is real to him. He is quick to share, but mostly his changed life is such a testimony in our school.” That day Ward’s feet hardly seemed to touch the floor as he headed to his car from the store. That is exactly the plan of Deuteronomy 6:2. What a blessing when this takes place.
For today: While no one is perfect, we all need to be committed to fearing the Lord and encouraging our families to do the same thing.