The Bible has a lot to say about caring for children. God intended for children to be cared for physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually in a loving and caring family environment. He wanted parents to leave an inheritance to their children. He intended for children to grow up to be responsible citizens who would bless their current generation and generations to come. Here are some facts that we could do well to heed in this deteriorating day for our families.

There is such a thing as family honor. The father was to be the spiritual leader in the home. The mother was going to be the caretaker. The children were to be the students. Children were to learn by precept and example. The family was to be linked to the church and the community. God was going to be number one in everything they did in word and deed.

If family honor is not enforced in a spirit of love and goodwill, here are some natural results:

1. Children could be in the wrong crowd and become rebellious towards their God and their society.
2. Parents can set a bad example for their children and cause great confusion in the home.
3. Children could develop an irresponsible lifestyle that is destructive to themselves and others.
4. The family could challenge the authority of God and their spiritual and political leaders.
5. Children who are not taught moral values ​​are likely to degenerate into immoral adults.
6. If we give children everything they want, they can become selfish adults.
7. When children are expected to be perfect at everything, they are more likely to rebel.
8. If children’s bad behaviors are not corrected with proper discipline, they will self-destruct.
9. When children don’t receive proper discipline, they may want to blame others for their shortcomings.
10. If children are not raised in the “discipline and admonition of the Lord”, they will fall into many destructive things, such as drug abuse, spiritual darkness, ungodly lifestyles, etc.

In a word, if we do not lead our family according to Christian principles, our nation will continue to self-destruct.

We have done our children and our society a great disservice when we allowed our Christian values ​​to be sown to the winds of change by those who hate God. You see, we are not an “island” to ourselves. What happens in your family is going to affect mine. You will influence your neighbor, your country and your world. Because of this, our society has the right and the duty to require every person (citizen or foreigner) who is on our land to live according to the “Golden Rule” and the Ten Commandments as stated in Exodus 20: 1-17 and Deuteronomy 5:6-21. This includes honoring the triune Lord God of Glory as our Creator and Redeemer. It means loving “God with all our heart, mind, soul, and strength.” It requires that we “love our neighbor as ourselves” and that we respect our God-honoring spiritual leaders as men and women of God. This will take us back to our Bible and its absolute values ​​of right and wrong.

We in the United States of America are seriously injured. Our Founding Fathers gave us a Christian heritage and a Republican form of government based on the Ten Commandments.

Deuteronomy 6:6-9 says, “And these words that I command you today shall be on our hearts: And you shall diligently teach them to your children, and shall speak of them when you sit at home, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you get up. And you shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as headlamps before your eyes. And you shall write them on the posts of your house and on your doors.” See also Deuteronomy 11:18-21. This is not a suggestion for a select few. This is the glue that holds societies together.

Proverbs 22:6a tells us, “Train up a child in his way.” Children were not allowed to choose a path that would be destructive to themselves, their family, or their society. If they rebelled, they were disciplined. If they continued to rebel, they were judged.

Parents were commanded not to “provoke” their children “to wrath,” but were to “bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord.” (See Ephesians 6:4.)

1 Timothy 5:8 tells us that if we don’t provide for our families, we have “denied the faith” and are worse than a barbarian. Parents must provide for their families. The state and our community do not have this obligation. If people are “down and out,” what a Christian should do is provide for them until they get back on their feet. This responsibility rests with the church, not with the government.

Jesus said in Matthew 18:6 that it would be better for a person to have a millstone tied around his neck and be thrown into the sea than to “offend” a child who “believes” in Him. This would indicate that we should help our children to come to the redeeming grace of God at an early age. This will save them from a number of problems in their older years.

Psalm 106:36-38 says: “And they served their idols, which were a snare to them. And they sacrificed their sons and daughters to demons, and shed innocent blood, the blood of their sons and daughters, which they sacrificed to the idols of Canaan, and the land was defiled with blood.” Compare Micah 6:7. This would strike at the very roots of our abortion practices. See Ezekiel, chapters 20 and 23.

This is just a summary of God’s care for children and their families. Anyone who attempts to change God’s laws to please corrupt-minded men and women is not only an enemy of God, but also an enemy of our children. They not only abuse our children, they also abuse us.

What do I say? It is quite obvious that abused children grow into adults who become tyrants and social misfits. The Bible says it this way. “When the righteous rule, the people rejoice. When the wicked rule, the people mourn.” The only way we can have stable families in a stable society is to have well-cared-for children. The greatest abuse of children is to corrupt their hearts and minds through ungodly rules and schools.

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