Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Why Train Children in Character and Biblical Living?

It is written in the Bible! Proverbs 22:6 tells us to “train up a child in the way he should go.” (We will study that verse in more depth in the coming weeks.) Ephesians 6:4 tells us that children are given to us to “raise in the nurture and admonition of the Lord.”

And then there is an interesting verse in I Timothy that tells us that training our children in our homes is actually a pre-requisite for leading in the church. I Timothy 3:4 says, “He (an elder) must manage his own family well and see that his children obey him with proper respect.”

We are following the Lord’s admonition to raise our children for Him when we train our kids in godly character. Furthermore, we are learning how to lead others—and qualifying ourselves for leadership in other areas (specifically in the church). That’s why we should train our children in godly character and biblical living!

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