1201 – Bring Up Your Children in the Lord 在主里养育你们的儿女

Ephesians 6:4 (NKJV) And you, fathers, do not provoke your children to wrath, but bring them up in the training and admonition of the Lord.

As Christians, we need to have the right priorities in order to fully live our lives based on the Christian values that we profess. We need to put God first in our lives, and then prioritise our family and children over our work. As parents, we are stewards of the children that God has given to us. We have a unique role to play and God has entrusted us with a responsibility to bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord.

Quiet time with our children during the formative years of their lives is so precious. Not only will it build them up emotionally, but they will also have a sense of security that can only be provided through their parents, which nobody else—not their teachers, grandparents or caretakers—and no amount of money can replace. Once they are gone, those formative days of their childhood will never come back. These are the golden days when we get the opportunity to sow into their lives and build our relationships with them so that we can have the right to speak into their lives later on, especially when they are teenagers.

We all live very busy lives these days. If it is not work, there are always other activities which compete for our time, but it is important that we give priority to our children and deny ourselves those less important activities so that we can invest our time in what is truly important. There are always urgent matters to deal with, but what is urgent is not necessarily important, and we need to distinguish between the two! Parenting belongs to the important category and it cannot be outsourced.

Sending our children to Sunday School or a Christian school are good, but ultimately, parents are the ones that God wants to educate their own children with Christian values. Scripture assures us that if we do that, they will not depart from them when they are old.

Proverbs 22:6 (NKJV) Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it.

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如今我们都过着非常忙碌的日子。不是工作就是其他的活动挤占我们的时间,但重要的是我们要优先考虑我们的孩子,拒绝那些不太重要的活动,这样我们才能把时间投入到真正重要的事情上。要处理的紧急事总归会有,但是急事不一定重要,我们需要区分这两者! 养育子女属于重要事项,不能外包。


箴言22:6 教导孩童,使他走当行的道,就是到老他也不偏离。

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