Leviticus 27:34 “These are the commandments which the Lord commanded Moses for the sons of Israel at Mount Sinai.”
After all the instructions and commandments, Leviticus ends with these simple words. That’s it! Now obey. These words remind me of James 1:22 “Do not merely listen to the Word and so deceive yourselves, do what it says.”
My dad was a man of few words when it came to giving directions to me and my brother about a chore. When he told us to do something, he expected us to do it, without questioning. Now, he had taken the time to show us how to do it, but then we were expected to do it. For example, after mowing the yard with our riding mower, we were expected to blow off the grass, grease the fittings and get it ready for next time. Simple directions. Just do it.
Our children need to be shown how to follow the Lord. We can read them the Word, but we must live it out for them also. Jesus showed us how to do it. We just need to follow His example. “Right Carl! Jesus never met my boss!” Oh really? He was tempted by Satan himself.
Our children need to learn obedience is simple. Just do it. They need to experience reward for obedience. That encourages obedience. Now we don’t reward just to reward. And we don’t reward when it is undeserved. But we can bless them because of their obedience, just like the Father does for us.