Teach your children to love their neighbor

Commandment VII:You shall not commit adultery.Exodus 20:14 The seventh commandment expresses the honor we are to give to the purity of our neighbor. William Ames writes, “Chastity is a virtue, whereby the purity of his person is preserved in respect to those things which pertain to generation.”* While Matthew Henry states, “We should be as … Continue reading “Teach your children to love their neighbor”

The meaning of humanity

Commandment VI:You shall not murder.Exodus 20:13 Humanity, n. The peculiar nature of man, by which he is distinguished from other beings. Thus Christ, by his incarnation, was invested with humanity.—American Dictionary of the English Language, Noah Webster 1828 William Ames, theologian of the American Republic, explains the sixth commandment as defining humanity—the respect for life: That … Continue reading “The meaning of humanity”

Teach your children generational blessing

Commandment V:Honor your father and your mother, so that you may live long in the land the Lord your God is giving you.Exodus 20:12 “The laws of the SECOND table, that is, the last six of the ten commandments, state our duty to ourselves and to one another, and explain the great commandment, Thou shalt … Continue reading “Teach your children generational blessing”

Teach your children to care for their souls

Commandment IV:Remember the Sabbath day by keeping it holy.Exodus 20:8 Honoring the Sabbath is not only a time of rest but it is a day “sanctified at the time in the mind and purpose of God.”* This was not something given to us to be useful but necessary. God himself took a day of rest. … Continue reading “Teach your children to care for their souls”

Teach your children to put God first

Commandment I:You shall have no other gods before me.Exodus 20:3 Understanding and obeying the Ten Commandments leads to a good life. This commandment tells us that first place must always be given to God and His Word to bring about that good. Three important ideas to teach your children from the first commandment: First:God must … Continue reading “Teach your children to put God first”

Education for Christian Self-Government

America is a nation of self-governed individuals, but for the most part, we have forgotten that idea. How can we “remember” this key concept and return our nation to its true purpose—liberty under law with Christian self-government? Noah Webster, founding father of American education, spent 60 years of his life writing books to help his country grow … Continue reading “Education for Christian Self-Government”