Proverbs 22:6-Train a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not turn from it.
Parents, God has given us a “Charge” to train our children in the way they should go. The average child today does not have to be told anything about how to misbehave, how to curse, how to be disrespectful, how to say no, how to lie nor how to be rebellious.
Teaching a child to do wrong is not necessary. We inherit that from Adam, our first father. The problem is there is not enough parents that are willing to take the time out to teach their children about the things of God that He says is right.
Many parents are too busy trying to be their children friends, trying to please them by buying them things to satisfy them and is really not giving them what will last throughout eternity. Everything here on earth is temporary.
2 Corinthians 4:18 - While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal.
Something is happening to our children and its not all their fault. Some parents are too busy with other things that are not important nor necessary and are leaving out the opportunity to do with their children,what God has charged them to do.
Deuteronomy 6:4-7 says, “Hear O’ Israel: The Lord our God is one Lord; And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might. And these words, which I command thee this day, shall be in thine heart. And thou shalt teach diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up.
We must teach our children about God. We must teach them to reverence, respect and most of all submit to the authority of God in their lives. How do we do that by spending time with them in the Word of God , taking them to Sunday School and Church, talking about God and what He has done for you, them and the family. We must also live the life before them as parents.
Let our children see us in true worship to God. Let our children see our walk line up with our talk when we speak about the Lord and how good he has been to us. Give them an example. In other words train them up in the way the Word of God commands us to.
The street is offering drugs, gang violence, crime, sex, prostitution, jail and possibly death. The world is offering so much that leads to destruction that we can not name them all. Is this what you want for your child or your children? If not, its time to be a parent who is determined to raise up your child in the way that they should go. The way of scripture. The way God commands us to!
Which will it be for your child and you on today? Will you raise them up through the lense of the world or through the lense of scripture? As a parent, you do have a choice and a charge from God.
Psalm 127:3-5 Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord, the fruit of the womb a reward. Like arrows in the hand of a warrior are the children of one's youth. Blessed is the man who fills his quiver with them! He shall not be put to shame when he speaks with his enemies in the gate.
2 Timothy 3:14-17 But as for you, continue in what you have learned and have firmly believed, knowing from whom you learned it and how from childhood you have been acquainted with the sacred writings, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus. All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be competent, equipped for every good work.
Parents, a charge to keep you have concerning your children!
ITS TIME FOR EVERY PARENT TO TAKE CHARGE OF THE COMMAND THAT GOD HAS GIVEN US IN RAISING OUR CHILDREN.
THE EFFORT WE TAKE IN RAISING OUR CHILDREN IS BASED UPON WHAT WE BELIEVE. THE QUESTION ON TODAY IS DO YOU BELIEVE GOD? IF YOU DO, TAKE THE CHARGE THAT HAS BEEN GIVEN TO YOU AND LET GOD HELP YOU RAISE YOUR CHILDREN!!
THEY MAY STRAY, BUT THEY WILL NOT DEPART FROM IT! THEY WILL COME BACK TO WHAT THEY KNOW TO BE TRUE! GOD'S WORD!
GOD BLESS AND TELL THE LORD THANK YOU!