Parenting – control to influence

Wisdomforlife

Parents are not owners or dictators of their children but stewards. “Children are a gift from the Lord” (Psalm 127:3).

Parenting is a divine assignment to “bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord” (Ephesians 6:4).

Our sons and daughters belong to God. He owns them as Creator and our desire is to see them experience His ownership as Redeemer.

  • Psalm 24:1 “The earth is the Lord’s, and everything in it,
the world, and all who live in it.”
  • I Peter 1:18-19 “For you know that it was not with perishable things such as silver or gold that you were redeemed from the empty way of life handed down to you from your ancestors, but with the precious blood of Christ.”
  • I Corinthians 6:20 “You are not your own; you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your bodies.”

The goal of parenting is to…

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