A Few Bible Thoughts For Your Day
Posted by: Eddie Ingram
Date: Aug 28 2017 2:22 PM
Happy Monday to you! I hope your weekend was profitable. I also hope you had a great Lord's day. I was encouraged and uplifted by the day of worship here at Enon. If you haven't been to worship with us, we encourage you to do so. For today, here are a few thoughts.
The Training Of 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). Such responsibility bears heavily upon my heart, as I hope it does yours. The responsibility is so great that we should consider it daily, and develop a workable plan so we may discharge such responsibility with some joy and satisfaction. Proper training will assure us that our child will become a responsible citizen, a loving husband or wife, a careful parent, and an obedient servant of the Master!
It is one matter to control a child, and a different matter to train a child to control himself through the practice of self-discipline. If it is done, it will be done with much careful (and prayerful) planning and patience. It will require strict discipline of your own life in all matters which you hope to instill in him. Only then will you be able to initiate within your child a practice of self-control and self-imposed abstinence from those things which are detrimental to his physical and spiritual well-being. The training is not complete until you have instilled in the child a strong desire to choose the best, and to accept responsibility for those choices made.
The wise parent will encourage a child's initiative to think for himself, but it is the parent's grave responsibility to direct that initiative. The training is incomplete until the child exercises the ability to think properly, by making judgments and decisions which are firmly grounded in a Christ centered value system. If a child is trained and encouraged to make righteous decisions, and is trained to live by them, the parent may relinquish control at the appropriate time in life with assurance that the "child" will not depart from the way of righteousness even when he is old. What could be a greater blessing of parenthood
Have a great week! Come See Us Sometime, We'd Love To Have You!
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Webb, AL 36376