Scripture tells us that children are the heritage of the Lord and the fruit of the womb is His reward. The responsibility of Christian parents is to follow the command to raise the children which God gives us “in the nurture and admonition of the Lord.” This training is to be in the way that God designs them to go.

As we teach them the Scriptures and help them develop their God-given abilities, we are being used by the Lord to prepare the next generation to serve Him and reach the lost. The god of this world purposes to destroy this ‘discipleship’ program for the home by placing rebellion in the hearts of the children, and fear or a passive attitude in their parents.

As we hear the Word of God today about how to raise our children, may the Holy Spirit touch our hearts with a fresh desire to diligently apply His truth to our lives. We are passing the torch of God’s truth to the next generation of God’s army. We are preparing them for spiritual combat.

Parents, be faithful. Children, be obedient, for this is the right thing to do.