Once a Parent, Always a Parent
- 2012 12 Nov
Raising children today is definitely a challenge. The opportunities for fun and enjoyment are endless. Hours can pass quickly for a child occupied on-line or involved in sports and school activities.
Teaching children values and priorities trumps fun and games. Children need to be taught priorities and values from the time they are born and beyond. For this to happen, parents need to be committed to model the values they teach.
When children leave the home, a parents concern and diligence need not stop. Even though the child is grown and “doing their own thing”, they need the benefit of a parent’s prayers and wise counsel as long as it is available.
(Job 1:5) When a period of feasting had run its course, Job would make arrangements for them to be purified. Early in the morning he would sacrifice a burnt offering for each of them, thinking, “Perhaps my children have sinned and cursed God in their hearts.” This was Job’s regular custom.
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