Tag Archives: raising children

“Walk with the wise and become wise, for a companion of fools suffers harm.” Proverbs 13:20 John D. Rockefeller was the first billionaire in the history of the world. At one time, the company he started, the Standard Oil Company, controlled and marketed 90% of the oil produced in America. If you ever see an Exxon, […]

“Train up a child in the way he should go and even when he is old he will not depart from it.” Proverbs 22:6  Back in Bible days, Hebrew midwives would take olive oil or crushed dates and put it into a bowl, dip her finger in it, and then rub it on the palate, gums, […]

“Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.” 1 Corinthians 13:4-5 Before you can train anyone to do anything, or teach anyone to learn anything, you […]

“Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it.” Proverbs 22:6  There is one biblical principle that is perhaps the most well known verse parents look to, and cling to, as their children grow up. This verse is especially comforting when children are in […]

“Like arrows in the hands of a warrior are children born in one’s youth. Blessed in the man whose quiver is full of them.” Psalm 127:4-5a Meurer is a columnist for New Man magazine and he addresses different issues concerning the family. In one article about parenting he wrote these words: “Child-development professionals categorize kids into […]

“Bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord.” Ephesians 6:4b I believe the last three words of Ephesians 6:4 are the true key to godly parenting. This is what separates Christian parents from every other parent in the world. All parents should bring their children up to be generally moral, kind, respectful, […]

“Bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord.” Ephesians 6:4b The Apostle Paul encourages parents to bring their children up in the instruction of the Lord. That word, instruction, is made up of two Greek words – the noun “mind” and the verb “to place.” It literally means, “to place before the […]

“Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it.” Proverbs 22:6   What is the hardest work you have ever done? What is the hardest job you have ever had? There is a difference between doing hard work and having a hard job. Digging […]