Yahweh's Laws
Yahweh's Laws

Law 11: Yahweh's Book of Laws
Deu 6:7  And 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.

Matthew Henry Commentaries

The religious education of children (Deu_6:7): “Thou shalt teach them diligently to thy children; and by communicating thy knowledge thou wilt increase it.” Those that love Yahweh themselves should do what they can to engage the affections of their children to Him, and so to preserve the entail of religion in their families from being cut off.

Thou shalt whet them diligently upon thy children, so some read it; frequently repeat these things to them, try all ways of instilling them into their minds, and making them pierce into their hearts; as, in whetting a knife, it is turned first on this side, then on that. “Be careful and exact in teaching thy children; and aim, as by whetting, to sharpen them, and put an edge upon them.

Teach them to thy children, not only those of thy own body” (say the Africans/Hebrews) “but all those that are anyway under thy care and tuition.” Bishop Patrick well observes here that Moses thought his law so very plain and easy that every father might be able to instruct his sons in it and every mother her daughters.

Thus that great (good) thing which is committed to us we must carefully transmit to those that come after us, that it may be perpetuated.

So far is it from being reckoned a diminution to the honour of sacred things to make them subject of our familiar discourse that they are recommended to us to be talked of; for the more conversant we are with them the more we shall admire them and be affected with them, and may thereby be instrumental to communicate divine light and heat.


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