Tell Me More (Deuteronomy 6:20-25)
Delivered By
Pastor Michael Daugherty
Delivered On
May 20, 2018 at 10:00 AM
Central Passage
Deuteronomy 6:20-25
Subject
Disciple-Making in the Family
Description

Review Deut. 6:1-19: Lead your children so that your children’s children will love God with their entire being and you will see that love demonstrated by obedience, respect, fear, and worship of God alone for generations to come.

Deut. 6:20-25

20 When your son asks you in time to come, ‘What is the meaning of the testimonies and the statutes and the rules that the Lord our God has commanded you?’ 21 then you shall say to your son, ‘We were Pharaoh’s slaves in Egypt. And the Lord brought us out of Egypt with a mighty hand. 22 And the Lord showed signs and wonders, great and grievous, against Egypt and against Pharaoh and all his household, before our eyes. 23 And he brought us out from there, that he might bring us in and give us the land that he swore to give to our fathers. 24 And the Lord commanded us to do all these statutes, to fear the Lord our God, for our good always, that he might preserve us alive, as we are this day. 25 And it will be righteousness for us, if we are careful to do all this commandment before the Lord our God, as he has commanded us.’

Vs 20: Moses is putting the ownership of passing on their faith in God on parents. Again, Parents you are the primary disciplers of your children. God has placed the responsibility upon parents to demonstrate the importance of God’s Word to their children in word and deed, action and speech. The primary way we lead our families is by speaking and living according to God’s word.

 

Vs 21-23: The Israelites were commanded to share their testimony with their children for generations to come. 

  1. Share your daily testimony with your family.

 

Vs 24: 

  1. Obeying God’s Word is the best thing for us.

 

Vs 25: Keeping the law was righteousness for the nation of Israel because obedience demonstrates faith. The law was what pointed the Jews to God. They still had to believe but their faith was evidenced in their keeping of the law because that was their understanding of God. Obeying God’s law is still the best thing for us but since Jesus came, but it is not our righteousness. It helps us to live a righteous, God honoring life, but it is not our righteousness. The law points us to revelation of God’s righteousness, Jesus Christ. 

  1. Righteousness comes by faith alone through Christ alone.