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Misadventures: Train Up Child
I believe that knowing the Bible is important for all of us. The more we know of it, the better off we are, but we also live in a time where we pull out bits and parts of the bible for purposes we might want.
Since its Mother’s Day, I wanted to begin this series with a verse that I have watched many Moms and parents use to ask where they went wrong.
22: Train up a child in the way he should go;
even when he is old he will not depart from it.
A guarantee or a general principle?
problem #1 - guilt
problem #2 - false assumptions
Parental Thoughts
Love always - ()
Live authentically - train ()
Instruct spiritually - way ()
“Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might. And these words that I command you today shall be on your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise.
The Holy Bible: English Standard Version. (2016). (). Wheaton: Standard Bible Society.
Discipline lovingly - ()
an alternate reading of proverbs 22:6
“Let a child do what they want and they will become self-willed and incapable of change”
15  Folly is bound up in the heart of a child,
but the rod of discipline drives it far from him.
The Holy Bible: English Standard Version. (2016). (). Wheaton: Standard Bible Society.
In either case, discipline is important, but it should be guided in love. Now love does not mean there isn’t anger; it just means we understand how and when. For instance, We believed in the power of the wooden spoon, but there were only a handful of circumstances for which it could be used. One such matter was defiance and the other was lying. Either of those two things
Guide futuristically -
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