Training a Child
Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it (Proverbs 22:6) In today’s society many of our children haven’t been taught the ways of the Lord, integrity or moral ethics and all this falls back on the parent. It’s not the teacher or the neighbors responsibility to teach someone else’s child; this should be taught in the home. As parents it’s our responsibility for the total process of molding our child’s life to respect themselves as well as others. The biblical pattern of effective parental training emphasizes a balance of instruction and discipline. Without discipline we’re destroying our children’s life and they in turn will destroy someone else’ life. The safety net for our children is prayer, keeping them under the protection of the Lord by precept and examples of what true Christianity is about. The death rates wouldn’t be as they are when people begin to return to the Lord and allow Him to conform them through His Word and instructions and they will be able to instill this in their children.