LESSON 7 16/10/2016
RAISING CHILDREN WITHIN THE FAMILY
Suggested Hymns: G.H.B. 270, 271
Devotional Reading: Gen. 18:17-19
Topic For Adults: Avoid Parenting By Proxy
Topic For Youths: You Are Not Wiser Than Your Parents
Topic For Intermediates: Accept Your Parents’ Training
Scripture Lesson: Deut. 6:4-9; Isa. 50:4; Acts 7:22; Col. 3:1; Prov. 22:15; 13:24; Eph. 6:1-3
Memory Verse: Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it. (Prov. 22:6) NKJV
DAILY DEVOTIONAL READING
Children Are God’s Heritage
Many parents do not have a proper perspective of who really own children. Many think that those children really belong to them and as a result they treat the children the way they like. This thought is a wrong one. The real owner of all children is God Almighty. Children are God’s heritage. God is the sole owner and giver of children, the parents through which they are born into the world are just care-takers on behalf of God. Therefore, parents need to understand that God is counting on them to raise those children in His own ways and terms. Parents will give account on how they have discharged this responsibility to God on the day of accountability. Therefore, play your part well.
Point of Emphasis: God owns the children, parents, are just caretakers.
Prayer Point: Lord, help me to take care of the children You put in my care in Your own ways.