Summary: It’s never to late to be a Godly influence in your child’s life, no matter how old they are!!!
June 16, 2013
Proverbs 4:1-4-Hear, my children, the instruction of a father, And give attention to know understanding; For I give you good doctrine: Do not forsake my law.
When I was my father’s son, Tender and the only one in the sight of my mother,
He also taught me, and said to me: “Let your heart retain my words; Keep my commands, and live.
Hear-Sometimes I wonder what my children hear when I talk? Do they hear what the peanuts (Cartoon) heard when the teacher was talking? Womp womp womp womp womp womp womp.
Father-Who passing on these instructions? Who was saying listen to God’s word?
Who was saying obey God’s law? The father!
He didn’t pass the buck to the Sunday School teacher!
He didn’t pass the buck to the preacher!
He didn’t pass the buck to the vacation Bible school class!
He didn’t even pass the buck to the mom! That’s a shocker!
He knew it was his responsibility…To train up a child in the way they should go!!!
What happens at my house, and what happens at your house, will eventually effect what happens at the court house and what happens at the white house!
Long before prayer was taken out of school, it was taken out of the home!!
It is our responsibility to be the spiritual leaders in our homes, it has to start with us!!
We will have to answer to God if we have failed to do this important task!!
We may not can change government policies, but we can change or correct, or continue what happens in our house!! As for me and my house we will serve the Lord!!
Understanding-We are to teach our children how to understand God’s laws, why God gave them to us.
We are to teach them that God’s laws are not there to hinder us but to help us!
We should be doing this from the time they are old enough to hold in our arms!!
My kids are grown! It is still not to late, because when our kids get knocked to ground by life and it’s problems, we should be there to tell them…”Who can help them up!”
It’s never to late to be a Godly influence in your child’s life, no matter how old they are!!!
Plus, sometimes its not till they get older anyways, they realize how smart you are!!!
Doctrine-The father is saying, “I’m teaching you truth, I’m giving you principles to live by, I’m giving you a belief system, that you can pass down to your children!”
My Law-God’s law has to be your law!
Your children are not going to pay attention to God’s laws, if they don’t see you obeying God’s laws!
I know what your thinking, “Don’t do as I do, do as I say do!” Throw that philosophy out the window!!!
If they see you living for Christ, that influence is going to be with them the rest of their life, even if your not!!!
1 Kings 3:1-14-Now Solomon made a treaty with Pharaoh king of Egypt, and married Pharaoh’s daughter; then he brought her to the City of David until he had finished building his own house, and the house of the Lord, and the wall all around Jerusalem.