The Weapon of Everyday Talk

Talk is a given. Everyone talks. It's a basic function of life. In order to teach your kids you must talk to them. But there are all sorts of talk. For example, formal discussion (usually a monologue, in reality) occurs when you sit your children down and explain some matter that you think is really important. Then there is talk that gives directions, such as, "Take out the garbage," or "Be quiet," or "Come here." However, Deuteronomy 6 speaks about a specific type of talk that God wants you to have with your children -- everyday talk. Why do I say everyday talk is so powerful? Because the Bible teaches so.

Deuteronomy 6:6–7 says, "These commandments that I give you today are to be upon 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" (NIV).

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