Wednesday, June 18, 2008 - How to Pass Down Our Faith - Deuteronomy 4:9
The most valuable “possession” believers can leave to family and friends is faith in Jesus Christ. While loved ones must choose to trust in the Savior, Christians can and should share key biblical truths with them.
Faith has many essential beliefs. The first found in Acts four is Salvation. Salvation is found only in Jesus Christ. From an early age, children should be taught the most important relationship in their life is with the Lord. Believing in Him and obeying Him is vital.
Next, our faith means we believe everything that exists was created by the Lord. He owns it all. We’re managers of our resources, not owners. We’re to invest in God’s kingdom and not just spend on personal pleasures. His priorities are to become our own.
Another way we can pass down faith is by sharing God has a purpose for each of us. Ephesians 2:10 says discovering our purpose is very important. We can look for opportunities to share what we’re learning about God’s plan for our life. In the process, our family will become curious about what His purpose is for them.
Finally, as we pass on our faith, it’s important to know God will provide whatever we need to carry out His plan. Our heavenly Father gives us talents and spiritual gifts to achieve His purposes. He has promised that we’ll have what’s necessary to live a life pleasing to Him.
The best time to share your faith is right now. Each day offers new opportunities to speak of our Savior. Think about those who you could pass along this precious possession to.
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