RAISING GODLY CHILDREN
May 29 Friday, 2015
“For I know him, that he will command his children and his household after him, and they shall keep the way of the Lord, to do justice and judgment; that the Lord may bring upon Abraham that which he hath spoken of him.” Genesis 18:19 (KJV)
In spite of all the shakings in our Nation, there is hope for your children, because they are the seed of the righteous. They are the generation of the upright that will be blessed, and they will be mighty upon the earth. My prayer is that much more than you parents have done, your children will do seven times greater. Indeed, they will shock their world.
In this light, I encourage you to consciously train your children in the statutes and way of the Lord. Apart from education, one legacy you owe these children is to ensure that they are trained in the ways of the Lord. Knowing that when they grow they will not depart from them. Without doubt, the world we live in today has become more and more developed and consequently, the issues that compete for the attention of our children have also increased. In the light of this, necessity is laid on us as parents and guardians to ensure that our children and wards stand out and shine as light even in a dark world. We must be ready to show our children that as believers, we have much more to give them, than the world is offering.
We must consciously work hard to ensure they inculcate biblical virtues by showing them the right path at all times. I encourage you to call them out for morning devotion and allow them lead in one capacity or the other. When it is time for church service, bring them along because they also need to hear the word of God. As you do this, you are inculcating in them godly virtues and you are also building a firm foundation that will sustain them in the years to come.
I do appreciate the fact that today, most parents are working class people, but that should not undermine the time we spend with our children. I encourage every parent to learn to make time and prioritize the issues that concern our children knowing that they are the future leaders of tomorrow.
Further reading: Genesis 18:16-19, Deuteronomy 6:6-7, Proverbs 22:6 Daily Bible reading: Morning-2 Chronicles 7-9, Evening-John 11:1-29