Thursday, December 18, 2008

If you have children you should......

Know and,"Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord, the fruit of the womb a reward." Psalm 127:3
Know that; "Like arrows in the hand of a warrior are the children of one's youth.
Psalm 127:4
Know that; "Blessed is the man who fills his quiver with them!"
Psalm 127:5
They will be blessed; "The righteous who walks in his integrity -blessed are his children after him."
Proverbs 20:7
Know that we are to; "Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it."
Proverbs 22:6
You, "Should not withhold discipline from a child; if you should strike him with a rod, he will not die."
Proverbs 23:13
Also know; "If you strike him with the rod, you will save his soul from Sheol."
Proverbs 23:14
Know that; "Whoever recieves one such child in My(Jesus) name recieves Me, but whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in Me to sin, it would be better for him to have a great
milstone fastened around his neck and to be drowned in the depth of the sea."
Matt. 18:5-6
Not provoke them to anger; " Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord."
Ephesians 6:4

This is a few words of instruction from the Lord on how we are to love, appreciate, teach, discipline and not make our children angry.
I have been learning the importance of what my role is when it comes to my children. We Christians have fallen in the trappings of the world and lost site of what God says we are to do.
We as Fathers are to teach, and not provoke our children to anger.
It is not the youth pastors job or the church nurseries job to teach or train your children.
No God made it plan and simple on who is to do all of that.
The father and the mother. We seem to have lost site of how we should discipline our children also. We are to use the rod of correction. Not harshly or with anger!!!!
No, but out of compassion and love when they need it.
We don't need Dr. Spock or the Nanny to tell us how to raise our kids. We have the scriptures!
Please look into the word and seek God concerning the importance of our children.
They are needing us to be there for them in all aspects of life.
Train them up in the ways of the Lord and save there souls.
If you love them, you will do as the scripture says.


homemakerchronicles said...

Steve, this is awesome! I'll be writing these scripture references down and memorizing their location. This is good to read!

Steven Owen said...

Thanks Angie,
I plan to do more on the perspective of Dads and Moms also.

Like a Mustard Seed said...

We're definitely praying that God will help us to raise our children in the way he calls us to, but we know that only He can save their souls. No amount of "Godly parenting" can do that... Amen?

Steven Owen said...

Daniel, you're right about no amount of Godly parenting will save them. I've seen to many preacher kids who were wilder than me when I was younger. We just need to keep them in the word and prayer as one plants another waters and God gives the increase.