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Dangers of not raising your children in the way of the Lord

Dangers of not raising your children in the way of the Lord

Adenike Akindude

Every parent must know that they are caretakers whom the Lord has given children to so they can nurture them and train them the proper way and in the way of the Lord. The Bible says
“Train up a child in the way he should go and when he is old he will not depart from it”. Not training your child in the way of the Lord has a lot of dangers; which includes: Dangers of not raising your children in the way of the Lord

Children that are not trained in the way of the Lord will eventually bring shame to their parents and household. Dinah brought shame on her family when she was defiled after leaving her house and going down to the camp of the enemies.Dangers of not raising your children in the way of the Lord

Children that are not trained in the way of the Lord will be cursed. The two daughters of Lot slept with their drunken father and they both brought forth children that became the enemies of the children of God and they were cursed by God.

Children that are not trained in the way of the Lord will end up serving strange gods. If you don’t train your child to believe in God and serve Him from childhood the child may end up serving other gods that will eventually lead such child to destruction.

Children that are not trained in the way of the Lord may be destroyed by God because of their disobedience. It is the responsibility of every parent to teach their children to obey God. Disobedience can bring the wrath of God not only on the children but their parents as well just like how Eli and his two sons died in one day.

Children that are not trained in the way of the Lord can make God cancel or put an end to His covenant for such a family. After the children of Eli committed evil in the sight of God, the covenant God had with the family was canceled by God as He told them that no one from that family will ever be Priest again.

Children that are not trained in the way of the Lord will be corrupted by the society. The society of nowadays does not see children as young, which are the reasons why young children are defiled and corrupted every day. Training children in the way of the Lord will keep them away from the corruption of the world.

Children that are not trained in the way of the Lord will not be able to please God so as to make heaven. The plan of God for everyone is that when we leave this world we will reign with Him in Heaven. If children are not taught about this they may miss heaven which may lead to destruction at the end.

It is important for parents to train their children in the way of the Lord right from childhood so they can grow up to become like Daniel that decided not to defile himself with the King’s meat and was used mightily by God during his days. Parents must see this as a responsibility because they will give account for the children the Lord gave them.


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