Monday, May 4, 2009

Ephesians 6:4

Ephesians 6:4 Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord.

“If I teach my son to keep his eye on the ball but fail to teach him to keep his eyes on Christ, I have failed as a Father.” Voddie Baucham Jr., Family Driven Faith, 20.

To train your kids in the Lord takes time and discipline. You have to disciple your children. It will not happen naturally. It takes commitment.

“Millions of young athletes’ families cart them all over town to practice softball, baseball, football, soccer, Tai Kwon Do, and on and on. In fact, this level of commitment and activity is so common that we have a name for women who run themselves ragged making sure their children make it to and from their practices, recitals and games. We call them soccer moms.
Why is it that Christians families think nothing of a lifestyle that demands hours per week traipsing across town, blood, sweat, and tears from our children, and thousands of dollars each year from our bank accounts, but the idea of a twenty-minute daily commitment to family worship immediately strikes them as too much to ask for?” Voddie Baucham Jr., Family Driven Faith, p.136-137.

Jesus warns us: where our treasure is there is our heart. Why is it that Christian children look no different than the world’s children? Where are parents teaching them to pour their time, treasure and efforts?

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