After reading this chapter, I must share with you a funny story. I became a Christian in my early 20s. The first time I read this chapter (specifically verses 7-9) I thought, “Oh, this is why old ladies decorate their houses with scripture all over it!” I thought verse 9 was LITERALLY telling us we should write scripture on our doorframes and on our gates. I immediately thought of my mother’s 1989 Home Interior Love Chapter wall décor in our restroom on the wall across from the commode. I might not remember much from my childhood, but I had the love chapter memorized before 1990!
Jokes aside, this scripture is powerful! The Lord wants His Word to always be on our hearts. We are to impress them on our children, talk about them when we sit at home, walk along the road, when we lie down and wake in the morning. The Lord’s commands are to affect our behavior and vision and be the focus within our home. Go ahead and decorate your home with scripture verse décor. Talk to your children and teach them about God’s Word. Pray scripture aloud over your children.
Impress. From a Hebrew word that means “repeat.” This is a rare word and may also have the meaning of “engrave.” Thus, by repeating something often enough, the teacher can “engrave” the meaning on the mind.
What is the focus within your home? Are you impressing scripture on your children or other disciples?
By: Kim Fultz — West Campus Kids Director