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Abiding Above - October 23, 2013

Be A Good Parent

October 23, 2013

Parents are responsible to God for taking good care of their children. The father, as head of the house, should provide for the material and spiritual needs of his family. The mother, too, should give the children the loving care they need. Church activities do not free parents from their responsibilities to their family.

1 Timothy 5:8 But if anyone does not provide for his own, and especially for those of his household, he has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever.”

My friend, if you teach your children to love God and obey His Word when they are small, you will save them and yourself many heartaches when they are older. Go to church together. Encourage your children to seek God with their whole heart. Read a devotional together as a family and have a time of prayer. If this time gets side tracked by a busy schedule, don’t worry you can pick back up where you left off. Having a plan is the key it is like having a track to run down. When you fall off you know right where to begin again.

Remember the old saying that hangs in many homes here in America. “The family that prays together stays together.”

Ephesians 6:4 “And you, fathers, do not provoke your children to wrath, but bring them up in the training and admonition of the Lord.”

Love your family. Remember, “God is love.” The more you surrender to the Holy Spirit, the more love you will have for your family, and the more love you have in your home, the happier it will be.

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