Why another website? Why another blog? Why another social media account? Don’t we have enough of those already? Yes, we do. But this one is not about you. It’s about me. Now, before you leave thinking I am a conceited, proud, boasting, arrogant person that just wants to be heard and seen, let me explain. This is about a desire that God has given me to help my family by helping other families. While I may not be able to explain my complete vision in one post, I would like to fill you in on a small portion of our mission. First, let me explain “The Family Post.” After all, this is Biblical truth that we are claiming as we start this ministry. In the book of Deuteronomy, we have some very helpful information regarding the family.
Deuteronomy 6:5-6 And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might. And these words, which I command thee this day, shall be in thine heart:
First, we are to make sure that love for God and His commands is in our own hearts. This is seen by the “thou shalt” and “I command thee.” In very clear language we are told to love and obey God.
Deuteronomy 6:7 And thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children…
Then we are to teach that love and obedience to our children. It is our responsibility, as parents, to teach our children to love the Lord with everything that they have. So, the question is, “How do we do this?” The advice is given in the rest of verse 7.
Deuteronomy 6:7 And thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up.
We talk about it… a lot! We live it… all of the time. This verse has covered about every part of our life. We should make Christianity a lifestyle, not just a “Sunday thing.” Verses 8-9 go a little father.
Deuteronomy 6:8-9 And thou shalt bind them for a sign upon thine hand, and they shall be as frontlets between thine eyes. And thou shalt write them upon the posts of thy house, and on thy gates.
What does this mean? We could go very deep into the realms of theology, but for now, let’s stay simple. I think this means that these would be visual reminders of our responsibility to teach and the children’s responsibility to learn. The “posts” were something they could see. They were to write God’s laws in a place that would be seen by their children.
This is our goal for this ministry. This is why we have named it “The Family Post.” We want to give you 21st century ways to “write them (the laws of God) upon the posts of thy house.”