The sixth of the ten commandments for kids reminds them not to kill AND to take their thoughts captive to the Lord

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Christian Encouragement - The 10 Commandments Wall Art Plaque is a great reminder for the Sandwich Generation granny nanny grand kids & your grand children

Sadly, every year there are shocking news headlines that scream out about a teenager who killed a friend, or a pre-teen who killed a parent. Each of those children who took someone else's life was somebody's grandchild and my heart goes out to those grieving grandparents.

As hard as it may seem to be when we look at our own cute young grandkids, teaching the sixth of the ten commandments for our grand children, is definitely just as vital as all the other commandments.  

The sixth of the ten commandments for kids reminds them not to kill AND to take their thoughts captive to the Lord

You shall not murder! 

This is a great Scripture to use in exploring what might cause someone to kill another person, such as uncontrolled anger:

Be angry, and yet do not sin; do not let the sun go down on your anger. Ephesians 4:26

And some of the ways God has given us, from children on up to seniors, to deal with unacceptable anger, starting with the Bible:

The best sword for our grandchildren and us to use - in anger or not - is the awesome and encouraging Word of God - do your children or grandchildren have a good children Bible.jpg

Take…the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.

When we talk about this, we've discussed some legitimate times to kill, such as self-defense, police officers and soldiers protecting us and our country, etc. All in all, this commandment gives us some great talking points for our children and grandchildren, don't you think?

For more inspirational and encouraging Bible verses for the Sandwich Generation parents, grandparents and grandkids, be sure to check out Internet Cafe Devotions on this Word-Filled Wednesday.

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  1. Hi Kaye:

    I love how you are teaching your grandchildren about the word of God. Children’s minds are sharp and they do listen to the seeds you are planting.


  2. Kaye, you are leaving such a treasure trove of God’s Word for your grandchildren.

    • lori
    • June 8, 2011

    oh yes…and we can’t begin the “talk” soon enough these days…so much anger and hatred that we need to fill them with these commands and love! These are the seeds we are planting~seeds of the future…
    Great thoughts Kaye! awesomeness!


  3. Thanks Joan, Very true!

  4. Isn’t that the truth, Lori. Even those sweet grandbabies can show this. Better early than too late! 🙂

  5. Thank you Wanda. I love doing it and it motivates me and holds me “accountable” to doing it 🙂

  6. Blessings Kaye,

    I love the SWORDS to teach this commandment and indeed it is difficult to teach this but besides the wonderful points you made, we can also take it down a notch to saying mean things, hurting each other with fighting, anger unresolved, the small stuff that grows into the bigger issues. I learn so much with the beautiful way you share about grandchildren and grandparents and us in between. You do such creative work and are so encouraging!

    Thank you for keeping us on track with God’s Commandments and motivating us to teach our children or grandchildren from God’s Word and basic Truths we all need. May God bless you and yours!


  7. Thanks Peggy! 🙂 And great points! Anger can manifest itself in so many negative ways and we continually have to keep on top of it to teach our kids and grandkids how to properly deal with it all. Have a blessed and beautiful day! 🙂

  8. Kaye, our paths have not crossed in a while. Your words are so true. The world today is so different, so negative. Kids killing kids. Bullying, ending in suicide. So sad. We cannot start early enough with God’s Word for our children and grandchildren. Great post, Kaye!

  9. What a blessing to learn there are parents still teaching children the right things. Bless you.

  10. Such a neat way to illustrate those verses ~ you are so creative.
    You are teaching your grandchildren well.

  11. Hi Lynn, Fun to see you here as well as at Twitter 🙂 And you are so right – the younger the better! I start working on sharing Bible verses with my grand children from the day they are born – mostly thru cute little Bible verse songs. 🙂 And on as they grow – both through casual conversation as well as proactively with our Bible memory verses, as well as helping them with Awana, Upward, and school memorizing. It’s a joy and definitely awesome treasures stored safely in heaven, unlike so many “treasures” here on earth that are plummeting in value. Thanks for visiting. 🙂

  12. Thanks LaVoice! 🙂 I am blessed to know so many who are doing so, and what a joy it is to be a part of a community of believers, all around the world, who are teaching our children and grandchildren so many important, life-changing, and eternal truths, including the awesome promises and words of God in the Bible. 🙂

  13. Thanks, Cathy. It’s so much fun. Last night, I even got to have some of my grandkids helping me with some of the upcoming verses. Lots of fun with eternal importance. 🙂 Have a blessed week.

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