Pastor Reginald Spight
"CONNECTING PEOPLE TO GOD"
to Living Water Baptist Church
of Memphis, Tennessee. We are a church organized for the
glory of God and built upon the sole foundation of the Lord
you forget the things your eyes have seen . . . teach them
to your children and your grandchildren. —Deuteronomy 4:9"
One day as my wife was baby-sitting our granddaughter, she
shared an old, familiar friend with her. With Eliana in
her arms, Sue picked up a well-worn book that we had read
to our daughter when she was a little girl. It’s a book
called The Bible in Pictures for Little Eyes, a staple in
our efforts to share God’s truth with our children.
So now it is Eliana’s turn to begin to learn about God’s
creation, His goodness, His plan, and His salvation. It’s
time for her to be told about what we have seen and
experienced in our walk of faith. As Deuteronomy 4:9 says,
“Teach [God’s statutes] to your children and your
Back in the days of Deuteronomy, the people were being
handed a gift from God—“the statutes and the judgments”
(v.1) that would allow them to live properly in the land
of God’s promise. Along with those laws came an admonition
for the people to share with their progeny the lessons God
taught them on the way. They were told not to “forget the
things your eyes have seen” (v.9) and to teach God’s words
to their children and grandchildren.
We have a similar legacy to convey to the next generation.
As followers of Christ, we take this as one of our
greatest responsibilities. Pass it on.
Begin to train them early
To fear and love the Lord,
To carry on life’s pathway
God’s lamp, His holy Word. —Fennema
If children are to find their way to God, we must point