What to Teach
How should parents train
Train a child in
the way he should go, and when he is old he
will not turn from it. Proverbs 22:6.
Fathers, do not exasperate your children;
instead, bring them up in the training and
instruction of the Lord. Ephesians 6:4.
How diligently should
parents teach children Gods Word?
that I gave you today are to be upon your hearts.
Impress them on your children. Talk
about them when you sit at home and when you walk
along the road, when you lie down and when you
get up. Deuteronomy 6:6,7; 11:19.
What high ideal should be
placed before the young?
Dont let anyone
look down on you because you are young, but
set an example for the unbelievers in speech, in
life, in love, in faith and in purity.
1 Timothy 4:12.
What duty does God
require of children?
Honor your father and
your mother. Exodus 20:12.
Caution to Parents
How should the youth be
taught to regard the aged?
Rise in the
presence of the aged, show respect for the
elderly and revere your God. I am the Lord.
What are some good fruits of
proper child training?
Discipline your son, and
he will give you peace; he will bring delight to
What will happen if correction
The rod of correction
imparts wisdom, but a child left to himself
disgraces his mother.
Verse 15. (See also
Is there a danger of delaying
correction too long?
son, for in that there is hope; do not be a
willing party to his death.
Proverbs 19:18. (See
Proverbs 23:13, 14.)
Does proper correction
evidence a want of parental love?
He who spares the rod
hates his son, but he who loves him is careful
to discipline him.
Note One Christian
mother writes concerning the importance of child
training: Children who are allowed to come
into manhood or womanhood with the will
disciplined and the passions uncontrolled, will
generally in after-life pursue a course which God
condemns. The neglect of parents to properly
discipline their children has been a fruitful
source of evil in many families. The youth have
not been restrained, as they should have been.
Parents have neglected to follow the directions
of the Word of God in this matter, and the
children have taken the reins of government into
their own hands. The consequences have been that
they have generally succeeded in ruling their
parents, instead of being under their authority.
False ideas and a foolish, misdirected affection
have nurtured traits which have made the children
unlovely and unhappy, have embittered the lives
of the parents, and have extended their baleful
influence from generation to generation. Any
child that is permitted to have their own way
will dishonor God and bring his father and mother
Whom does the Lord chasten?
Because the Lord disciplines
those he loves, and he punishes everyone he
accepts as a son. Hebrews 12:6.
Note From this we may
learn that all child training should be done in
love, and that proper child training is an
evidence of true love.
Against what evil should
Fathers, do not
embitter your children, or they will become
should never be done in anger, for anger in
parents stirs up anger in the child. It is
well to pray with a child before correcting him,
and frequently mild but faithful instruction,
admonition, and prayer are all the training
necessary are in fact. The best training
that can be given. But in any case of
perverseness, stubbornness, or willful
disobedience the correction, whatever it may be,
should be persisted in until the child yields
submissively to the will and wishes of the
parent. It is best generally, that correction
should be done in private, as this tends to
preserve the self-respect of the child, a very
important element in character building. No
correction of training should be violet of
abusive, or given for the purpose of breaking the
will of the child, but rather to direct the will,
bring it into proper subjection, and the child to
a realizing sense of what is right and duty.
How are the present
effects and future results of Gods
No discipline seems
pleasant at the time, but painful. Later on,
however, it produces a harvest of
righteousness and peace for those who have
been trained for it.
Why did God reprove Eli?
At that time I will
carry out against Eli everything I spoke against
his family from the beginning to the end.
For I told him that I would judge his family
forever because of the sin he knew about; his
sons made themselves contemptible, and he failed
to restrain them. 1 Samuel 3:12,13.
What is to be one of the
prominent sins of the last days?
People will be lovers of themselves,
lovers of money, boastful, proud abusive, disobedient
to their parents, ungrateful, unholy. 2
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