“Train a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not turn from it” Proverbs 22:6.
We blame this evil world we live in. We blame teachers and coaches. We even blame the kids. But, rarely do we place the blame with parents. It may be too politically incorrect to accuse parents of being anything but perfect. It is so much easier to demonize educators and pump more tax dollars into “failing schools.”
However, when God instituted marriage between a man and a woman, He said, “For this reason a man will leave his father and mother ….” I can imagine Adam and Eve scratching their heads at these strange concepts, but ‘parents’ and therefore ‘parenting’ are from God.
The job of training a child in the way he should go is not the primary job of churches or schools but parents. Later, to the people God took for Himself, He, after the Shema declaration that He was one and that they should love Him with all of their heart, soul, and strength, gave the instructions to teach their children about Him. That’s a parent’s #1 job. Secondly, parents and every godly and stable adult in a child’s life must teach them how to be proficient for life.
How are you training the kids in your life?
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