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Those of us that have children know that our children are gifts from God and bring us great joy. We also know that parenting can be a demanding and thankless job. Parents often say that children do not come with an instruction manual. I know I have said something like that. However, that’s not really true. God’s word, the Bible, is an instruction manual on how to raise children.

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

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

Psalm 127:3 (KJV) Lo, children are an heritage of the Lord: and the fruit of the womb is his reward.

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

Titus 2:7 (KJV) In all things shewing thyself a pattern of good works: in doctrine shewing uncorruptness, gravity, sincerity,

Deuteronomy 6:6-9 (KJV) And these words, which I command thee this day, shall be in thine heart: And thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up.And thou shalt bind them for a sign upon thine hand, and they shall be as frontlets between thine eyes. And thou shalt write them upon the posts of thy house, and on thy gates.

Proverbs 1:8-9 (KJV) My son, hear the instruction of thy father, and forsake not the law of thy mother:For they shall be an ornament of grace unto thy head, and chains about thy neck.

1 Peter 5:3 (KJV) Neither as being lords over God’s heritage, but being examples to the flock.

Recently I had the privilege to attend a small workshop/seminar by Craig Jutila and hear him speak at our church the next day. If you are not familiar with Craig, he is a Christian speaker, blogger, and author of Faith and the Modern Family and other books relating to Christian family life. If you would like to learn more about Craig and his ministry visit: http://www.whowillyouempower.com

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