THE GODLY UP-BRINGING OF CHILDREN!
Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it (Proverbs 22:6).
Today is children’s Day; a day set aside to celebrate God’s gifts of children to the world. The training of children is all embracing and encompassing. It is a compulsory duty to all parents irrespective of their background, religion and educational status. God expects you to train up your children in His own way. The Bible says in the opening text that train up a child in the way he should go, when he is old he will not depart from it. Of course, every Christian is expected to take note of the fact that children are indeed blessings from the Lord forever.
Children are blessings from God and the fruit of the womb is a great reward. The reason why God gave them to you is because He wanted you to bring them up in His own way. There is no excuse in failing in your duty as a parent because children are blessings to you and your generation. That is why the Bible says in Psalm 127:3, “Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord; the fruit of the womb is a reward.” Whenever a Christian learns to offer his children to God as offerings and living sacrifices, the Lord takes, transforms and returns them as great blessings to the world.
God gave them to you to be trained and disciplined. The first education of a child is the home and not even the school. As a parent, God does not expect you to shift your responsibility to the school because the school is just to assist. That is the reason why the Bible says in Proverbs 13:24, “He who spares his rod hates his son, but he who loves him disciplines him promptly.” In fact, it is the duty of the parents to train and discipline promptly their children in the Lord by not sparing the rod. Therefore, every Christian should of a necessity endeavor to train and discipline his children in the way and fear of the Lord. Happy Children’s Day!
Daily Tip: A Christian should not over pamper his children and spoil them. God expects him to train, discipline and correct his children promptly. Shalom!
Golden Text: But Jesus said, “Let the little children come to Me, and do not forbid them; for of such is the kingdom of heaven” (Matthew 19:14).
PRAYER: TAKE A WORSHIP SONG AS LED
- Thank God for today and about the Word of God you have just read.
- Humbly acknowledge your weakness and limitation before God.
- My Jehovah Elohim! I receive Your grace to train, discipline and correct my children promptly in Your way and fear forever in Jesus Christ Name! Amen.
- Holy Spirit! I receive the gifts of Your children into my life forever in Jesus Christ Name! Amen.
- Pray generally as led by the Holy Spirit concerning your life, situations and challenges.
For Further Study: Psalm 127. RBT: PSALM 4-6
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