Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. Tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads. Write them on the door frames of your houses and on your gates.
What a beautiful passage of scripture including truths about God, a call for how we walk with Him, and a challenge to continue the growth of others. We use this in family ministry as a key passage shaping our approach to leading both parents and children/students. But whether you are a parent, soon to be a parent, or simply a parent to the body of Christ this should challenge us all.