Raising Up Children -tf

Proverbs 22:6 "Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it."

(Government propaganda: "Listen to your child: they’ll (sic) tell you how they (sic) should be raised.")

From the Beginning

Genesis 18:16-19 "And the Lord said, Shall I hide from Abraham that thing which I do; seeing that Abraham . . . will command his children and his household after him, and they shall keep the way of the Lord. . . ."

Exodus 10:1-2 "And that thou mayest tell in the ears of thy son, and of thy son's son. . . ."

12:21-28 [explaining the passover to the children]

Deuteronomy 4:1,9-10 "Now therefore hearken, O Israel . . . lest thou forget the things which thine eyes have seen, and lest they depart from thy heart all the days of thy life: but teach them thy sons, and thy sons' sons . . . that they may teach their children."

6:1-7 "And these words, which I command thee . . . thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children. . . ."

11:13-19 "And ye shall teach them your children, speaking of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, when thou liest down, and when thou risest up."

Deuteronomy 5:29 "O that there were such an heart in them, that they would fear me, and keep all my commandments always, that it might be well with them, and with their children for ever!"

[When you understand where Israel failed, then you understand what destroyed America.]

The Nature of Children

Ecclesiastes 11:10 ". . . for childhood and youth are vanity."

1st Samuel 15:23 "For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, and stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry."

Psalm 58:3 "The wicked are estranged from the womb: they go astray as soon as they be born, speaking lies."

Proverbs 22:15 "Foolishness is bound in the heart of a child; but the rod of correction shall drive it far from him."

How to Get a Handle on the Problem (Psalm 23:4 ". . . thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.")

Proverbs 13:24 "He that spareth his rod hateth his son: but he that loveth him chasteneth him betimes."

19:18 "Chasten thy son while there is hope, and let not thy soul spare for his crying."

20:30 "The blueness of a wound cleanseth away evil: so do stripes the inward parts of the belly."

23:12-14 "Withhold not correction from the child: for if thou beatest him with the rod, he shall not die."

29:15 "The rod and reproof give wisdom: but a child left to himself bringeth his mother to shame."

v.17 "Correct thy son, and he shall give thee rest; yea, he shall give delight unto thy soul."

Colossians 3:21 "Fathers, provoke not your children to anger, lest they be discouraged."

Ephesians 6:4 "And ye fathers, provoke not your children to wrath: but bring them up in the . . . admonition of the Lord."

How God Does it

Proverbs 3:11-12 "For whom the Lord loveth he correcteth; even as a father the son in whom he delighteth."

Hebrews 12:5-11 "For whom the Lord loveth he chasteneth . . . God dealeth with you as with sons. . . ."

Revelation 3:19 "As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten. . . ."

Deuteronomy 4:9-10 ". . . and I will make them hear my words, that they may learn to fear me. . . ."

What Happens When You Don't

Deuteronomy 21:18-21 "If a man have a stubborn and rebellious son . . . all the men of his city shall stone him. . . ."

1st Samuel 3:11-14 "[Eli's] . . . sons made themselves vile, and he restrained them not."

8:1-5 "And his sons walked not in his ways, but turned aside after lucre, and took bribes, and perverted judgment."

Isaiah 3:12 "As for my people, children are their oppressors, and women rule over them. . . ."

What You Teach Your Children

Ecclesiastes 12:13 "Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man." (You want your children to understand math and science, but those are not the important things!)

Psalm 111:10 "The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom. . . ."

Proverbs 1:7 "The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge. . . ."

19:23 "The fear of the Lord tendeth to life: and he that hath it shall abide satisfied; he shall not be visited with evil."

John 20:30 "And many other signs truly did Jesus in the presence of his disciples, which are not written in this book: but these are written, that ye might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing ye might have life through his name."

Psalm 2:11 "Serve the Lord with fear, and rejoice with trembling." (Real fear!)

Ø Philippians 2:12 ". . . work out your own salvation with fear and trembling."

Psalm 34:9 "O fear the Lord, ye his saints: for there is no want to them that fear him."

Luke 12:4-5 "But I will forwarn you whom ye shall fear: Fear him, which after he hath killed hath power to cast into hell; yea, I say unto you, Fear him." (The same is in Matthew 10:28)

Acts 9:31 ". . . the churches . . . walking in the fear of the Lord, and in the comfort of the Holy Ghost, were multiplied."

2nd Corinthians 7:1 ". . . let us cleanse ourselves . . . perfecting holiness in the fear of God."

[Phoney "Christians," always response to this subject, "We don’t even fear God!" and have as proof-text 1st John 4:18, "There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love.", to force the word of God to contradict itself by assuming that "fear" in 1st John refers to the "fear of God," when of course, it refers to the fear of everything EXCEPT God.] (These people are scared to death of wolves, bears, cancer, water, heights, spiders, snakes, moths, salamanders, persecution, being rejected by friends, and being laughed at; but are not the least in godly fear of the Lord God Almighty.)

Proverbs 1:24-33 ". . . I will mock when your fear cometh. . . . Then shall they call upon me, but I will not answer . . . for that they . . . did not choose the fear of the Lord. . . . But whoso hearkeneth unto me shall dwell safely, and shall be quiet from fear of evil."

Hebrews 4:1-2 "Let us therefore fear, lest, a promise being left us of entering into his rest, any of you should seem to come short of it. For unto us was the gospel preached, as well as unto them: but the word preached did not profit them, not being mixed with faith in them that heard it." [FEAR of God and FAITH in God go together just fine!]

10:31 "It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God." (This is a threat and a warning.)

Teach Them To Read

John 8:31-32 "If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed. And ye shall know the truth. . . ."

2nd Timothy 2:14-26 "Study to shew thyself approved unto God . . . rightly dividing the word of truth."

John 5:39 "Search the scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and they are they which testify of me."

Why We Train Our Children in the Fear of the Lord (Because we were given orders to do it.)

2nd Corinthians 4:13-18 "I believed, and therefore have I spoken; we also believe, and therefore speak. . . ."

Psalm 78:1-8 ". . . he commanded our fathers, that they should make them known to their children: that the generation to come might know them, even the children which should be born; who should arise and declare them to their children: that they might set their hope in God, and not forget the works of God, but keep his commandments. . . ."

Isaiah 38:18-19 ". . . the father to the children shall make known thy truth."

(Not public school, private school, or seminary school!)