Your family is the most important ministry you have. Will your children be tomorrow’s servants of Christ dedicated to the glory of God or will they be something else? These are vital questions raised by today’s devotional. God bless you.
Because of Calvary,
Ephesians 6:4 (ESV)Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord.
“I know some men, — I hope they are good men, but certainly they are not good fathers. They are so peaceful, and gentle, that they never like to utter a word of reproof; their boys and girls may go where they like, — I might almost say that they may go to the devil if they like, — yet their father has not a word to say to them; do you call that proper conduct for a professedly Christian man? There are some parents, who allow their children to do such things that God is grieved with them for their children’s sakes; and they will never get peace of mind till they set their house in order. What! is God coming to live where there is no family prayer, where there is no care for his name or his day, where there is no rebuke of open sin?” [Charles Haddon Spurgeon, The Metropolitan Tabernacle Pulpit XLVI, (London: Passmore and Alabaster, 1900), p. 247]