Daily Devotional Series from Victory Church
Thanksliving Day 27
Today’s passage serves as a reminder to the Israelites that God’s commandments need to be followed and to be taught to future generations. The people were to be examples to their children; they were to talk about what God had done for them; they were to lead their lives in such a way that the children would learn who their blessings came from.
Gratitude does not come naturally to children. But it is not something easily taught… I tend to think that it is more likely “caught.” It comes by example as children mimic what they see. If they live in a home where there is a pervading attitude of thanks, that is what they will show. It gives me such joy to sit at the table with our grandchildren and to hear them give thanks for the meal we are about to eat. Thankfulness is a character trait that is worth every ounce of effort we can give to instill it in our children and our children’s children.
You may not have young children at home, but I suspect there are children in your sphere of influence. What do they see in you? Do they hear you expressing gratitude to the Lord or to others throughout the day? What are your children or grandchildren or other children in your life learning about gratitude from your lifestyle?
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These are the commands, decrees and laws the Lord your God directed me to teach you to observe in the land that you are crossing the Jordan to possess, so that you, your children and their children after them may fear the Lord your God as long as you live by keeping all his decrees and commands that I give you, and so that you may enjoy long life. 3 Hear, Israel, and be careful to obey so that it may go well with you and that you may increase greatly in a land flowing with milk and honey, just as the Lord, the God of your ancestors, promised you.Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. Tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads. Write them on the doorframes of your houses and on your gates.When the Lord your God brings you into the land he swore to your fathers, to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, to give you—a land with large, flourishing cities you did not build, houses filled with all kinds of good things you did not provide, wells you did not dig, and vineyards and olive groves you did not plant—then when you eat and are satisfied, be careful that you do not forget the Lord, who brought you out of Egypt, out of the land of slavery. – Deuteronomy 6:1-12 New International Version (NIV)
About the Author
[ Kay Pflueger ]
Kay Pflueger and her husband Wayne have been members at Victory Church for the last 8 years. Kay is a loving mother and grandmother whose love for the Lord is on display at all times. To contact Kay directly about this devotion, please email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.