Parenting by Design - July 26

Discipline is an example

1 Tim 4:16:  "Be conscientious about how you live and what you teach. Persevere in this, because by doing so you will save both yourself and those who listen to you" (NET).

Being prepared for Godly parenting requires a close, daily walk with God.  After all, He is the father of all mankind.  He has had billions of children!  And, He has recorded his thoughts and experience as an example for our parenting journey.  Read the Bible through the lens of parenting and you will be amazed at the wealth of knowledge it contains.

In this passage, Paul tells Timothy he needs to be disciplined in his life before he can be effective in the lives of others.  Later he tells him where the ultimate example is found, "All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work" (2 Tim 3:16-17 NIV).

Bible study helps you emulate God and lets His wisdom shine through you.



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