Train Up A Child In The Way He Should Go

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Train up a child in the way he should go and when he is old, he will
not depart from it (Proverbs 22:6)

Sometimes we find committed Christians whose children grow
up as unbelievers. You might then want to ask “Who is to blame?” Really, you
can’t always blame such children because it’s the responsibility of parents to
train up their kids in the way of the Lord, for that’s what the Bible says. So
when you see a child that’s not walking on the path of righteousness, chances
are that child hasn’t been trained to choose and walk in that path of life.

If you’re a parent, you ought to have a vision for your
children, especially while they’re still young. Don’t wait till they’re grown –
up before you teach them what to do and how to live. Train them to do what’s
right from their formative years, and when they grow up they’ll continue in
that path.

We talk a lot about Solomon and his wisdom. But it was his
father (David) who trained him to follow the right path in life. David was wise
to guide his son the way he did. When you study the books of Proverbs and
Ecclesiastes, you’ll discover that Solomon hearkened to his father’s counsel.
When God appeared to Solomon and asked what he wanted, he knew exactly what to
ask for since he had been trained aright. His father David taught him to choose
wisdom and esteem it above riches (Proverbs 4:1-5)

There are parents who say, “I try not to impose anything on
my children. I let them make their decisions by themselves.” That’s not what
the Bible teaches; the role of parents transcends just feeding, clothing and
sheltering their children. Parents are to shield their children and wards from
the vices that pervade today’s world, and guide them along the path that’s just
and right.

Don’t forget that our choices in life are influenced by the
information we have. Therefore, when children are not exposed to Holy Spirit
inspired information, they’ll pick up whatever information they find in the
world and make choices based on them. Don’t allow your child grow up in
foolishness; train him with the Word of God and as he grows up, he’ll not
depart from it.


Dear Heavenly Father,
I pray that Your Word will grow mightily and prevail in the life of every child
born into the body of Christ. I ask that you grant the parents the wisdom they
require to train up their children in the nurture and admonition of the Lord,
such that they’ll be influenced by Your Word and established upon the truth of
the Gospel, in Jesus Christ Name, Amen!

May Our God The Almighty prosper Nigeria
and Israel and defend us from all our enemies in Jesus Christ Name, Amen!