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
Don’t Show Favouritism To Any Child
Gen. 25:28; 27:1-10
There is no way that all the children given to you will have the same peculiarities, but different ones. There are some who will perfectly obey your instructions and some that will violate them ever before you finish giving the instructions. If care is not taken, one will tend to show love, affection, special attention, sweet words, etc to those obedient children and the opposite to those not cooperating. This must be avoided. Be a wise parent. Do not love a child above the other. Doing so could be disastrous. Esau hated Jacob and was planning to terminate Jacob’s life, were it not for God’s intervention. As a matter of fact, it is those children that are disobedient that you should give special attention to through prayers, advice and encouragement.
Point of Emphasis: Watch your actions, don’t sow discord among your children.
Prayer Point: Lord, give me the wisdom to unite my children in love.