The Most Solemn Mandate

The Most Solemn Mandate.

Deuteronomy 6: 4 – 9.

Literally, the meaning of ‘tradition’ in the Scriptures is the passing on of a gift. The gift that is passed on is the gift of the knowledge of God, of what He has revealed about Himself in His Word, of what He inspired the prophets and Apostles to tell us in sacred Scripture. It’s my responsibility as a parent and it’s your responsibility as a parent to pass on that gift. If you are not a parent, it’s your responsibility to support the work of the church and those who are parents in passing on that gift. It is a great and glorious calling to lead our children into the truth of God’s Word. Indeed, there is no more solemn mandate given to parents and adults in the church than to raise up covenant children in the fear and admonition of the Lord.

R. C. Sproul