Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Our Responsibility 3


In God's Natural Order there is a definite order in the relationship of children and parents. It is the responsibility of the parent to maintain this order.
(Prov 22:6) Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.

(Eph 6:1-3) Children, obey your parents in the Lord: for this is right. {2} Honour thy father and mother; which is the first commandment with promise; {3} That it may be well with thee, and thou mayest live long on the earth.

(Col 3:20) Children, obey your parents in all things: for this is well pleasing unto the Lord.

A. Parents are given by God to represent and teach children about God.

1. Parent's make mistakes, but when they strive to follow the leadership of the Holy Spirit they usually know what is best. -God is on our side.

2. Children must be able to face their parents when they mess up. They must understand that parents are understanding and forgiving. (Never discipline in anger.)

3. Children will make mistakes. It is the responsibility of the parents to help them make the right choices and to set boundaries. (Boundaries are very important to young people.)

4. We must depend on the grace of God in parenting and teaching children. They need to know and understand that we are following God- and are trying to teach them to do so. We should pray daily for wisdom from God in raising our children.

5. There will be disagreements but parents must love the children enough to let them make some decisions - even when we don't approve. We can explain why we don't approve and if it is not a matter of sin or outright rebellion let them learn on their own sometimes.
Only when parents are asking children to do something against God's principles should they ever refuse to obey.

Obedience should be immediate and without question. Not only is it the scriptural relationship between parents and children but it is a way of teaching them to be obedient to God.

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