“If any of you put a stumbling block before one of these little ones who believe in me, it owuld be better for you if a great milestone were fastened around your neck and you were drowned in the depth of the sea.” Matthew 18:6
In this chapter, Jesus uses children as example of those who are qualify to enter the Kingdom of Heaven. He uses children because of their humility, their innocence to issue of life, and their willingness to forgive at all time irrespective of the circumstances.
Apart from these, in the above verse, Jesus Christ makes it clear about the need to train our children in the way of the Lord. You as a Christian is not the only one qualify to go to church, to read the Bible, to sing hymns, to pray and to worship God.
Your children have the right to knowing God and it is your profound duty to ensure that these little ones of yours know everything about God and His existences.
It’s so saddening seeing how many parents here don’t even bother about putting their children in the way of God. On Sundays when one is expected in the house of the Lord, many parents prefer to go to cineman, the bar, the amusements parks, parties, or even stores with their children.
Many Children today do not even know how to pray. They have no idea who is Jesus Christ. In fact, majority of them don’t believe God exists because they learnt the false declarations about God from their parents and thus, they too stick to it.
Jesus Christ is not only warning but in the above verse but places damnation on such parents who have not make it their priority to teach their children the way of the Lord.
What are your roles as parent? Why do you think God gives you that child you are holding in your hands? Why do you think you are blessed with so wonderful numbers of children?
You have the ultimate responsibility to lead your children to God!
Please do not enter into trouble by not teaching your children the way of the Lord. Tell thel about God. Teach them the unfailing love of God. Pray with them. Take them to church. Tell them about the law of the Lord as well as read daily the word of God with them.
Do not be so busy with your private activities that you neglect this important spiritual part of your children’s lives so you will not be blame in the time to come.
May God help you as parent to direct your children properly in His way and in His word in Jesus mighty name, amen.
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