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
Command Your Children And Household
Look at od’s testimony about Abraham. At this time, Abraham had not got the promised-child. But God knew him so well and what he would do in caring for his children and household that God said He cannot hide any information from him. As a father, you have responsibilities to command your children and household to keep and walk in the way of the Lord and in righteousness and justice. No child will want to do these on their own, but parents must strife to train them in righteousness. Before God evaluates the level of your teaching on the children He gave to your care, give yourself mark. What is your scorecard in this regard? Adjust today and start doing the needful in commanding your household in God’s way.
Point of Emphasis: Do your best to have good report from God in raising up your children in a godly way.
Prayer Point: Help me Lord to command and teach my children in righteousness.