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This month’s scripture writing theme is about Parenting
Scriptures about Parenting are all through the Bible.
As God is our Father, He is our perfect example as a parent. We can learn from the way He dealt with His people in scripture.
But there is so much more! Every principle that applies to you, can be taught and applied to your child or your relationship with them.
You are not without help
I had a friend express her frustration once that the Bible says to parent, but it doesn’t teach you how. At the time I didn’t know how to answer her. But I do now! The Bible is FULL of the knowledge we need to do what God has commanded us to do. “Train up a child” and “bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord” are only the beginning (Prov. 22:6; Eph. 6:4)!
Why write out these scriptures about parenting?
Because as parents, we need encouragement. We need confidence. We need to learn that while parenting is instinctual in some ways, it also learned. God does the work and teaches us what we need to know and what our children need to know. Writing them down can instill the confidence of God’s wisdom on your heart and give you the strength to do what needs to be done each day.
Take these scriptures and learn
Many of the scriptures in this plan are only ONE verse. What can we learn about parenting from only one verse at a time? So much! God is the master of language. He expresses things in the clearest yet simplest way possible. Take, for example, Exodus 20:12 which says, “Honor our father and mother, that your days may be prolonged in the land which the Lord your God gives you.” How much confidence does it give you as a mother to know that it is RIGHT and GODLY for you to expect your children, no matter their age to respect and honor you as their mother? How much authority does that allow you to wear without arrogance knowing that you have the right to demand such? This knowledge is not only to be lived by us in regard to our own parents, but it is also to be taught to our children and expected to be obeyed. One verse.
What about two verses? 1 Kings 1:5-6 says, “Now Adonijah the son of Haggith exalted himself, saying, ‘I will be king.’ So he prepared for himself chariots and horsemen with fifty men to run before him. His father had never crossed him at any time by asking, ‘Why have you done so?’ And he was also a very handsome man, and he was born after Absalom.” David’s son dared to claim the throne for his own. A parenting nightmare on its own. But note why Adonijah felt he COULD. Because David had never questioned anything Adonijah had done! Adonijah thought he was permitted to grab whatever he wanted because his father left him with that impression by never curbing him, never training him in self-control and respect. Is there anything we can learn from that as parents today?
These are only two examples out of this set of scriptures about parenting. There are 29 more scriptures that have much to teach us.
Join me as we explore these scriptures about parenting over the next 31 days. You may be surprised by the great wealth of learning about being a parent who loves the Lord that you will find!
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