When I was in college and seminary, I always looked with a mixture of fear and excitement for the first day of class. On the first day of class, the professor, in most every case, would distribute a syllabus. It was from that syllabus that you learned how many tests and how many papers the course would require. Thus, on that first day, I either got excited about how few assignments or feared too many assignments.
But the real purpose of the syllabus, as I look back, was to give a sense of what was going to be studied—of what was required to master in that class. We are talking about building families for survival right? Well, here in Deuteronomy 6 is our syllabus. Here are the things that our families must be learning if we are going to survive. Remember, God’s will is that you teach your children these things. We want to be your partner, but you are the main teacher.
Mom and Dad, here are the spiritual things that your children must be taught if they are going to survive in