God graciously gives parents biblical means to accomplish biblical goals - and that includes dealing with sin in our children. Today we are covering a few biblical methods that truly get to the heart of of the matter. This is part two in a two part series.
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Dealing With Sin in our Children - The Means (i.e. Methods)
We need biblical approaches to accomplish biblical goals.
What’s our biblical goal? That our children might know the living God, repent of their sins and walk in obedience to His ways.
Psalm 78:5-7 "He established a testimony in Jacob and appointed a law in Israel, which he commanded our fathers to teach to their children, that the next generation might know them, the children yet unborn, and arise and tell them to their children, so that they should set their hope in God and not forget the works of God, but keep his commandments"
MEANS NO. 1
The first means God gives us to deal with sin in our children is by giving us Authority as parents
- honor your father and your mother
- Exodus 20:12, Deut 5:16, Ephesians 6:1-3
Parents maintain their authority over their children by
- first fearing God - showing that there is a higher Authority than themselves.
- repenting and being humble when we sin
- We need to not be lazy or complacent and diligently lead our children in instruction of God’s Word, but also in correcting them and disciplining them when the sin.
MEANS NO. 2
Another means God gives us in dealing with sin in our children is correction and discipline.
Proverbs 13:1 A wise son hears his father's instruction, but a scoffer does not listen to rebuke.
- when we teach them the law of God and they disobey the law of God our discipline of their choices show them there is a big Authority - the ultimate Authority to whom we are accountable to - in our discipline of their sin we teach them that there are consequences to sin.
- Proverbs 29:15, 17 The rod and reproof give wisdom, but a child left to himself brings shame to his mother. Discipline your son, and he will give you rest; he will give delight to your heart.
MEANS NO. 3
“As parents we need to be giving our children a worldview, an understand of themselves as creatures that’s large enough to support the things we say to them during our times of correction and discipline.” Tedd Tripp Instructing a Child's Heart
-Scripture is our personal history.
-Teach Children to develop Godly habits that reflect the truth.
- Apply Scripture to everyday life.
- Model spiritual vitality for our children.
- Grow in to a mature relationship with our children.
We have a big task but it is God that works in us to will and to act according to His good purpose.
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