Discussion 17

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

And all thy children shall be taught of the LORD; and great shall be the peace of thy children (Isaiah 54:13)

Bless it be the name of the Lord, my beautiful readers! I pray that your weekend was filled with joy, peace, and blessings from our one and only Creator. I’m so sorry that this post is a day late. I wanted to wait on the Lord for the right topic, and to God be the glory, He chose one. This morning we’re going to discuss enforcing the word of God on our children. If you are familiar with the scriptures above, clearly, as a parent, it is our duty to ensure that our children know God enough to be obedient to His words, and these were demands that go back to Moses’ time when he received the laws of God. The people of Israel disobeyed God by not stepping out on faith to conquer the land that God had already promised to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. Therefore, that generation wandered in the wilderness for 40 years and eventually died off, excluding Moses, Joshua, and Caleb. The next generation had to learn of God in their youth and be obedient so that their faith could be where it was supposed to be for them to enter the promised land. Deuteronomy 6:7 mentions that we should be teaching the Word of God diligently to our children daily. In this day in age, children are speaking worldly by abusing profanity. Why is that? Well, to be frank, it’s because they are not being taught the ways of God. It starts off at home with the parent/s or guardian. Children learn by what they see and hear, and if they hear their parent/s or guardian saying every foul word that they think of, then that’s the type of character they are learning, which is something they will carry on. That was how I ended up using profanity. I was hanging with friends who spoke that way and became influenced. I was the tail and not the head (Deuteronomy 28:13). Over time, when I started hanging with a new crowd who didn’t talk with such foulness, God began to change me. The same can happen to our children. Therefore, we have to be careful and cautious, especially while trying to teach them the ways of God. The devil can come in all shapes and sizes. I’m not saying to keep your kids from socializing, but it’s our duty as parents to help them gain the knowledge of God. That way, they would know what is good for their souls and what is bad. God is awesome! He is the greatest! He is the only one who planted Himself in a virgin, cloaked Himself in the flesh, took our sins upon His strong shoulders, nailed them with Him to the cross, died with such cruelty, and resurrected Himself after 3 days. He could’ve resurrected right then and there, but the Almighty does things for a specific reason. Jesus conquered the world through death. That makes Him the greatest hero of all time. So, tell me, why should we keep His heroical act from our children but be so swift to tell them about mythical or fantasy heroes like superman? The devil is a liar by trying to take away Jesus’ glory and causing a distraction. Let’s wake up, people! We can’t teach and enforce the ways of God on our kids if we are not learning ourselves. We don’t think about the consequences of not teaching our kids the ways of God. Their blood would be on our kids because they’re young and don’t know, so it’s up to us to teach them. I may sound like I’m lecturing, but this is serious. We would be judged for every idle word we say (Matthew 12:36) and everything that we have done or not done during our lifetime. So, we need to be sure that we’re following the guidelines and blueprint of the laws of God and definitely teach them to our children. Please, comment at the bottom and let me know what you think. If I missed something or said something that’s false, don’t hesitate. Let’s talk about it. Until next time, enjoy the rest of your week living holy and acceptable to our Lord and Savior, King Jesus Christ. God Bless.

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