Stewardship

Luke 12:42: "Who then is the faithful and sensible steward, whom his master will put in charge of his servants, to give them their rations at the proper time?" (NAS).

God gave you children, and you are expected to raise them for His glory. You are a steward of God's children and, as a steward, you must answer to your Master for your efforts. Fortunately, you don't have to account to other masters, other stewards, or to those under your care. Ultimately, only God has the authority to judge your work.

That's great news! You don't have to answer to other parents or the culture you live in. The competition is over! You are not required to conform to the world's view of success because the world is not your master. And, when your kids are upset with you for restricting or disciplining them, you can take comfort that their approval is not your goal.

That doesn't mean you have carte blanche to treat your kids any way you want; your Master has provided instructions about your relationships with your kids (see Eph 6:4), but it does mean that you should be seeking to please Him first.

Be a faithful and sensible steward of your kids. 
 



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