Are you a parent? If so, what does God expect of you as a parent? How
does God tell you to be a good parent? Today’s attached devotional will
answer these questions in a most encouraging way. God bless you.
Because of Calvary,
Ephesians 6:4 (ESV)
4 Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord.
“I have five kids and, besides the Lord’s grace, I’m banking on the fact that there really are just a few nonnegotiables in raising children. When you think about it, what does the Bible actually say about parenting? Child rearing is hardly the main theme of Scripture. God doesn’t provide many specific instructions about the parent-child relationship, except that parents should teach their children about God (Deut. 6:7; Proverbs 1-9), discipline them (Proverbs 23:13; Heb. 12:7-11), be thankful for them (Ps. 127:3-5), and not exasperate them (Eph. 6:4). Filling in the details depends on the family, the culture, the Spirit’s wisdom, and a whole lot of trial and error.” [Kevin DeYoung, Crazy Busy, (Wheaton, IL: Crossway, 2013), p. 73]