The Bible teaches to train up a child in the way he should go; and when he is old, he will not depart from it (Proverbs 22:6).
In Deuteronomy chapter six, the Lord commands the His word be taught diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou fittest in thine house, and when thou walkers by the way, and when thou lies down, and when thou risest up (Deu. 6:7)
Question....are the Saints doing this? Or are the children seeing parents act one way at church and another way at home? The Lord is not pleased with such.
Are the parents praying at home? Having Bible study at home? Doing things with their children that the word teaches? Or is the parent looking for ways to keep their children entertained? Are the parents always late to church so the children don't see anything wrong with being late either. Do the parents talk against the church, the pastor, the word of God? Do the parents do unseeingly things and the children grow up thinking it is ok to do the same? Do the parents live online and so the children grow up doing the same?
One thing I know for sure, the word of God does not change. God requires holiness. Parents are required by God to teach their children the word of God and how to love the Lord. Parents are instructed by God to teach them daily from the time they get up until the time the go to bed. Does this mean have Bible study and church all day? No. Children learn the most by what the hear and see their parents do. Children come into the world a blank slate. Clean. Clean mind and heart. Then what do parents allow to go into the hearts of their children by what the parents exposes the child to.
Anyone with any age on them remembers how children were not allowed to be in the room with grown folks when they were talking. Growing up I never heard my grandparents talk about anyone, curse or disrespect anyone. I never saw them argue with each other either. Thank you Jesus.
But today, what are children being exposed to? What are parents allowing to share the thoughts of young people? God said to teach them, train them His ways.
Parent, guardian- what are you teaching your children?