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MONDAY, MARCH 13, 2023
TRAIN UP A CHILD
MAIN TEXT: Ephesians 6:4 – Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord.
Proverbs 22:6 – Train up a child in the way he should go and when he is old, he will not depart from it.
Children are a gift from God and to dedicate time and patience in the child training process is the right responsibility and joy of all parents. The act of child upbringing should be regarded as the first calling or career of every parent. The Bible tells us to train them in the way they should go, parents are stewards and must contribute to the child’s development to grow in the fulfillment of God’s plan and purpose for the child.
There is a special call to parents to train up their children with discipline and instructions that they shall become acquainted with the Lord. Bring them up well under proper and compassionate correction. An irresponsible parent will find it difficult to raise a responsible child, this is the challenge of the present society. The foundation of raising well-trained children begins with having the right parents.
Avoid unnecessary manifestation of anger, but govern and discipline only when necessary for them not to lose confidence in you but love you. When the commands of a parent are unreasonable and severe, the spirit of a child then becomes irritated, and he is discouraged – Colossians 3:21
“TRAIN UP A CHILD” IS A COMMAND, NOT AN OPTION
PRAYER: My Father, give me the grace to patiently and consistently nurture the child for you.
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