Wednesday, May 16, 2012

On Raising Children

God's desire is that we should be "wise about what is good, and innocent about what is evil. (Romans 1:19) But Satan says to parents, "your children need to taste for themselves." "If you shelter them from 'real world,' they will never be able to fit in and survive in it." The Truth is, our task is not to rear children who can "fit in" or merely "survive" in this world. The challenge of every christian parent is to bring up children who love God with all their hearts, souls, minds, and strength; who have a vibrant, personal relationship with the Lord Jesus; and whose lives will be bright and shining lights, penetrating the darkness around them. Christian parents ought to be seeking to raise up not just "good" children, but children who enthusiastically embrace the Truth, children who love righteousness and hate evil, children who will be used by God to change this world.
Nancy Leigh DeMoss (Lies Women Believe and the Truth that Sets Them Free)

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