Laying Up for Our Children

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Are you a mother or a father? Are you repeating the Scriptures to your children diligently, "when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up?" Deut. 6:77And thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up. (Deuteronomy 6:7). Do you talk to your children about not only the way of salvation, but about the wisdom of God as found in the Word? And do you seek to direct their footsteps into the path where God in grace can bless them, and warm their hearts with the love of Christ, that their lives may be more devoted to Him and His glory? How necessary it is! The parents ought to lay up for the children—not money, brethren. Ah, no. Lay up sound words, sound wisdom; repeat it to them, and plead with them, and pray with them, and intreat them in all fatherly and motherly affection that they may grow in the things of God.