We live this life not just for ourselves. also for others. for our family. our children.
Psalm 34:11-15 : Come, you children, listen to me; I will teach you the fear of the LORD.
12 Who is the man who desires life, And loves many days, that he may see good?
13 Keep your tongue from evil, And your lips from speaking deceit.
14 Depart from evil and do good; Seek peace and pursue it.
15 The eyes of the LORD are on the righteous, And His ears are open to their cry.(the righteous)
11 My son, do not despise the chastening of the LORD, Nor detest His correction;
12 For whom the LORD loves He corrects, Just as a father to the son in whom he delights.
Proverbs 4:1-13 : Hear, my children, the instruction of a father, And give attention to know understanding; 2 For I give you good doctrine: Do not forsake my law. 3 When I was my father’s son, Tender and the only one in the sight of my mother, 4 He also taught me, and said to me: "Let your heart retain my words; Keep my commands, and live. 5 Get wisdom! Get understanding! Do not forget, nor turn away from the words of my mouth. 6 Do not forsake her, and she will preserve you; Love her, and she will keep you. 7 Wisdom is the principal thing; Therefore get wisdom. And in all your getting, get understanding. 8 Exalt her, and she will promote you; She will bring you honor, when you embrace her. 9 She will place on your head an ornament of grace; A crown ofglory she will deliver to you." 10 Hear, my son, and receive my sayings, And the years of your life will be many. 11 I have taught you in the way of wisdom; I have led you in rightpaths. 12 When you walk, your steps will not be hindered, And when you run, you will not stumble. 13 Take firm hold of instruction, do not let go; Keep her, for she is your life.
Children are a blessing from God
as parents, we are to bring them up to be godly,have a godly fear..the fear of the Lord is the beginning of true wisdom..
family. home sweet home. no place like home. Family is a very important place, the place where u as a baby grows up.
Just like the school. The school is the 1st place where u grow n learn outside of home. the education u receive, the people u mixed
Family, a place where u belong, where u r born, where u come from. You can have only one father, one mother.
u r born in a family. u r lucky for some are orphan. never experience the life of a family.
family. suppose to give u an environment of love, to cherish n remember till u die.
a family .. when i look at the the birds in a bird nest. the birds live in a place of security n food n affection.
that is what a family is meant to be.
as in the verses we just read, from young, teach your children godly fear. teach them there is a God, merciful n full of love, yet a righteous God who judges.
a God who rewards the righteous n punish the evil doers.
there is a heaven for good people, n a hell fire for evil people who follow the ways of the evil one.
there is a God, the maker of heavens n earth. men don't come from monkeys.
there is God, the beginning n the end. He is always in control, keeps the whole universe in perfect balance.
He is Almighty God, who sees everything, n plan eveything even before the universe n the earth was created.
teach your children the fear of the Lord.
by love, we lead them to the love of God, who is their heavenly Father
by love, we lead them to trust in the bible, the Word of God
as they grow in faith n years, they will read the bible for themselves n hear God themselves
ultimately it is the Spirit of God who leads them.
we are just human parents doing our best. at least, we provide a family, an environment of love for them to grow
n think to come to know the love of God. a place where they belong n find comfort in.
a place where their hearts n minds are influenced by the truth of the bible n the love of god.
then we as parents have done our part.
do they see love between papa n mama. do parents respect one another? see harmony n peace of God in the family.
do they see consistency, respect for authority, n honesty in the parents?
are the parents gentle n peace loving people? or always getting angry, n quarelling n gossiping?n hardly know the bible.
n teachings things taken from movies, story books, fairy tales, comics, TV n magazines? n from horoscope.. r u Leo or Gemini?
all teachings must come from the bible, with the right interpretations.
all truth comes from the bible. no half-truths or fairy tales truth.
we are only human parents trying our best. the goal is to lead them to the truth n love of God.
God must take over their lives. we lead them to seek God with the right heart attitude. n we have done our part.
the kingdom of God is also a family. we are to love one another, not just ourselves.
whatever affects one member affects the whole family.
we must love n protect our family. we must also love our neighbors.
then God will bless us with harmony n peace. as we live in peace with one another, we have peace in us.
for blessed are the peace makers.
impress on their young minds..to Live in harmony with God, with one another, with our environment.even with nature.
teach them that we are all Travelling Together..We are companions on the road through life,
that every one of us trying to find the right way forward.
we are all on the same journey, running the same race.
We must try to live in harmony with one another, because we all need help and encouragement, especially when things are difficult.
teach them to live in harmony with our environment and thus appreciate the opportunities in life that God has given them.
learn to live in harmony with God, so that they walk with Him through life and thus obtain the priceless gift of eternal life.
teach them to live in agreement with God’s values and be familiar with His view of life.
as God forgives our sins n our weaknesses, we must also forgive the sins of others
as God is merciful to us, we must show mercy to others.
learn to be a servant in the family, for Jesus also came as a servant. Phil 2:7
"made Himself of no reputation,taking the form of a bond servant.."
Father in heaven,
teach us wisdom to train our children, so that they have the fear of the Lord in their hearts,
so that they are safe from devices of the devil, whose purpose is to steal, kill n destroy our
children. for they are the future generation, the future light to the world, the people who
will live in the end times of great darkness.
keep them safe from the evil one. their minds are enlightened, not deceived by the deception n darkness that the devil uses through movies n violent songs n computer games.
to be gentle n peaceful people, away from the violence n hatred of the world.
your peace in them. that they may be safe.
as parents, we are responsible for their spiritual souls...especially when they r young.
In Jesus’s name, I pray. Amen.
Children are Gifts from God,
blessing from God (Psalm 127:3)."behold the children are a heritage from the Lord.The fruit of the womb is a reward. Like arrows in the hand of a warrior."
natural for parents to want the best for their children,
Moses saying to Israel was that the greatest good they could do for their children was
to properly instruct them in the things of God. That way they would be fed with something that could enable them to live forever.
So feed yourself first the things that really matter and don’t forget to feed the children.
how should we love and discipline our children?
love our children not just for this life. but also towards eternal life.
true love is not indulgence but instruction and correction.
how God deals with us is how we deal with our children.
All scripture to guide us.all truth comes from the bible.
parents are human n can make mistakes
What should we teach our children?accoding to bible.not our wisdom
1 Chronicles 28:9 "As for you, my son Solomon, know the God of your father, and serve Him with a loyal heart and with a willing mind; for the LORD searches all hearts and understands all the intent of the thoughts. If you seek Him, He will be found by you; but if you forsake Him, He will cast you off forever.
How we should teach our children.
Proverbs 13:24 He who spares his rod hates his son, But he who loves him disciplines him promptly.
Proverbs 19:18 Chasten your son while there is hope, And do not set your heart on his destruction.
Proverbs 22:6 Train up a child in the way he should go, And (if he takes it to heart) when he is old he will not depart from it.
Proverbs 22:15 Foolishness is bound up in the heart of a child; The rod of correction will drive it far from him.
Proverbs 23:13-17 : Do not withhold correction from a child, For if you beat him with a rod, he will not die. 14 You shall beat him with a rod, And deliver his soul from hell (the grave).15 The rod and rebuke give wisdom, But a child left to himself brings shame to his mother... 17 Correct your son, and he will give you rest; Yes, he will give delight to your soul.
Ephesians 6:4 And you, fathers, do not provoke your children to wrath, but bring them up in the training and admonition of the Lord.
Correction born of love is always tempered with mercy. teach your children mercy.
Jeremiah 9:24 But let him who glories glory in this, That he understands and knows Me, That I am the LORD, exercising lovingkindness, judgment, and righteousness in the earth. For in these I delight," says the LORD.
James 2:13 For judgment is without mercy to the one who has shown no mercy. Mercy triumphs over judgment.
James 5:11 Indeed we count them blessed who endure. You have heard of the perseverance of Job and seen the end intended by the Lord—that the Lord is very compassionate and merciful.
Our aim ...... they might attain to the kingdom of God.the best time to teach your children about God
is when they are still small children for the kingdom of God belong to such as them.
Luke 18:16 But Jesus called them to Him and said, "Let the little children come to Me, and do not forbid them; for of such is the kingdom of God.
when they are young, we teach them from the bible, n they are receptive because they r young.
all our teachings come from the bible.
we lead them to the bible. once they are old enough to read the bible for themselves, it's our aim tha God Himself lead them by His Spirit.
but first we must love them n teach them to trust in the bible.like a child trusting in the Father.
feed your children. so they grow spiritually.
"Not just food but also peace, for war will be no more; there will be fairness and justice.
prophet Amos(8:11) once warned Israel
" 'Behold, the days are coming, that I will send a famine on the land, not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water, but of hearing the words of the Lord'" (Amos 8:11)."
A balanced diet is not just enough to eat and drink.
We need to feed the mind as well. with things that are good, honest, lovely and of good report.
That is something we should be doing every day if we want to be spiritually fit and healthy.
It was something that the infant nation of Israel was instructed to do,(Deut 6:6-7)
as they were journeying through arid country, looking for better pastures.
Moses told them that they should love God as their first priority and then he added:
"These words which I command you today shall be in your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, when you walk by the way, when you lie down, and when you rise up" (Deuteronomy 6:6–7)
teach them to call uncle, auntie. respect for elders. important. to respect authority.
Our age generally rejects and even despises the concepts of authority, rules, law, and duty.
People insist on doing their own thing, being their own person, and having their own way. Common to hear, "I don't want anybody telling me what to do."