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Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Train Up A Child In The Way He Should Go : Godly Parenting(Proverbs 22:6)




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Bible Verses About Parenting

Train up a child in the way he should go , And when he is old he will not depart from it.-Proverbs 22:6
As a parent,there are three things you owe your child. The first is:Affection. The bible says if you love your child you'll discipline them. And you'll do it in love, and not anger.Don't buy into the idea that good parents don't discipline their children because they "love them too much." The truth is,if you don't discipline your child it's not because you love them too much,it's because you love yourself too much.A Gallup poll revealed that more than 90 percent of graduating high school seniors wished their parents and teachers had loved them enough to discipline them more and require more of them.Like water,we follow the path of least resistance. It's much easier to let things slide,avoid confrontation,stick your head in the sand, and hope things will get better, than it is to suffer the pain of disciplining a child you love. Keep in mind, however, that the only person who ever got anywhere by letting something slide, was a trombone player. Seriously,the Bible says, "Whom the Lord loves He corrects,just as a father the son in whom he delights"(Proverbs 3:12 NKJV)". Let that sink in! The greatest and wisest father of all is God. He not only loves you, He is love. Yet we read here that our loving God is one who disciplibes(train up a child in the way he should know). Any parent who refuses to discipline their child is really saying they are a better parent than God. Love always does what is best for the other person. And there are times when love demands discipline and training.

The second thing you owe your child is:Direction. The bible  says, "Foolishness is bound up in the heart of a child; the rod of correction will drive it far from him." Now,it's not talking about your child having fun, or even making mistakes; that's a normal part of childhood learning. The bible is talking about "foolishness." This word has several meanings,such as a lack of maturity, a lack of wisdom, or a tendency to rebel against rules.If you love your child,you'll teach him or her that life is built on rules-if you obey them you succeed,and if you don't you suffer.For example,when your child is caught speeding,the police won't let them get away with it. And when they fail to pay their mortgage, the bank won't let them keep living in the house. The bible says these are the misconceptions you must "drive" out of the heart of your child. Just as a car that's out of alignment tends to drift and needs correction, your child is born "out of line" and needs to be corrected by you. Solomon says, "A child left to himself brings shame to his mother" (Proverbs 29:15 NKJV). Why's that? Because a child left to himself is left in the condition in which they were born. And he or she was born in a condition called "foolishness". Therefore,children must be taught to respect authority and to obey rules; they must learn that for every action there's always an equal and opposite reaction. Train up a child in the way he should go;You owe it to your child to explain  that to them.


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The third thing you owe your child is: Correction. Many parents make the mistake of always telling a child when  he or she is wrong,rather than also taking the time to tell them how to get right, and stay right. Biblical correction involves both. The number one extra-biblical Beatitude for all parents is: "Blessed are the balanced". When you police a child but never play with them, you're out of balance. Note carefully what Solomon wrote: "Correct your son, and he will give you rest;yes, he will give delight to your soul". The word "correct" means to chastise,to reprove, or to force back to the right way. Always remember that discipline is like a two-edged sword; it's not only to correct children when they're wrong, but to direct them to a way that's right. And you'll get better results from positive reinforcement than you will from negative reinforcement. Understand this:it's not your job to make your chiuld happy; it's your job to nurture them into maturity. When you do that, their happiness is guaranteed! So you may as well quit trying to win a popularity contest with your child. They may always love you, but there are times when they definitely won't like you! Don't be discouraed. "This too shall pass". Just keep administering the right mixture of nurture and discipline, and eventually they'll grow to like you again. More importantly, when they grow up, get married, and have children , they'll have a role model and a plan for success.

These are the keys that helps train up a child in the way he should go that when he becomes older.He will not depart from it.Peace!

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