Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it. Proverbs 22:6
To me, Proverbs 22:6 is not a promise to parents who raise their children properly but a warning to those who allow their children to grow up without guidance, who raise them to go their own way. Children left to their own way are not likely to change, however some do- they’ll become adults who go their own way which is oftentimes the wrong way but that doesn’t mean that there’s no hope of salvation for them.Whether you interpret Proverbs 22:6 as a promise for raising your kids “in the Lord” or a warning about not doing so, there’s one thing we know: what you do as a parent matters and it will lead to results. Interestingly, Solomon wrote later in Proverbs 22:15 that “Folly is bound up in the heart of a child.” He obviously recognized that children don’t tend to make wise choices on their own.
Deuteronomy 6:5 Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your strength. Take to heart these words that I give you today. Repeat them to your children….
Proverbs 11:22 “Like a gold ring in a pig’s snout is a beautiful woman who shows no discretion.”
1 Corinthians 6:9
“Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind”
Children are taught to commit adultery by watching adults disobey God openly and without repentance. Movie stars, Gospel artists, Preachers, School teachers and Corporate professionals teach children by example that adultery is acceptable. Very few households teach their children the truth concerning Gods law of marriage and divorce. Husbands and wives divorce and separate daily and remarry while the ex-spouse is still alive finding convenient reasons to justify defying God. Many adults disobey God’s law of marriage and divorce because they were taught wrong and they ultimately teach their children wrong also. According to the law of God, divorced people aren’t allowed to remarry or have live-in or sexual “boyfriends/girlfriends” while the ex-spouse is still alive. Practicing this type of adamant disobedience of Gods law in the presence of children teaches them that this behavior is normal, and not considered sin because marriage, divorce and remarriage, and sexual relations with others while the ex-spouse is still alive is socially acceptable. If you love God, your children must be taught that adulterers will not inherit God’s Kingdom.
Proverbs 22:15 – A child’s heart has a tendency to do wrong, but the rod of discipline removes it far away from him.
How can adults righteously discipline children for doing what God detests when the adults teach them to act detestably by their own actions? It is acceptable in today’s society for adults to use profanity in the presence of children, parents have adulterous affairs in the presence of their children, they smoke and drink alcohol in the presence of children, and parents condescend one another during heated quarrels in the presence of children. Children are even taught how to hate and ostracize family members by watching their parents whether natural or adopted parents. These children are being taught by parents and society that it is acceptable to smoke, curse, disrespect ones spouse and dress immodestly despite Gods command that He gave us to be holy… Leviticus 20:7 Sanctify yourselves therefore, and be ye holy: for I am the Lord your God. If you love your children and fear God, teach them to be Holy.
Children are being
taught brainwashed in school to defy God by welcoming, defending and participating in same sex marriage, and sexual reorientation… If you fear God and love your children, home-school them and teach them the truth instead of letting the filth of the LGBT agenda corrupt them!
Leviticus 18:22 – Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it [is] abomination.
* 1 Corinthians 6:9-11 – Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind…
* Leviticus 20:13 – If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death; their blood [shall be] upon them
* Mark 10:6-9 – But from the beginning of the creation God made them male and female.
Exodus 20:13 “Thou shalt not kill.”
Children are brainwashed to become murderers by living in a society where baby murder is legal and accepted by many. Oftentimes, especially in “Christian” homes, if a young girl comes home pregnant she is quietly whisked away to an abortion clinic after being told,”it’s not really a baby, it’s just an embryo” or “you’ve got your whole life ahead of you…” Can you imagine how many young men and women kill their unborn babies daily because they have become desensitized to murder due to today’s societies acceptance of disobeying God? If you fear God and love your children, teach them that abortion is murder and is evil. “Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness, who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter” Isaiah 5:20.
1 Timothy 4:12 – Let no one look down on your youthfulness, but rather in speech, conduct, love, faith and purity, show yourself an example of those who believe.
Our youth must be taught 1 Timothy 4:12! We are responsible in teaching them holiness which will be seen in their lifestyle. This verse clearly shows that children are valuable to God and He uses them to draw nonbelievers to Him.
We have a responsibility as parents, grandparents, neighbors, community leaders, and as a society to teach children what matters to God which means demonstrating a real faith- one that puts the focus on loving God and loving others by being examples of uncompromising holiness which involves being separate despite how difficult that may be. There’s not a greater purpose we can have in life than reflecting God’s image of holiness for all children and those who encounter us to see so that they can emulate us.