Happy Childrens Day
In HIS Presence


Read: Deuteronomy 6:1-9

Meditation verse:

“You shall teach them diligently to your children and shall talk of them when you sit in your house when you walk by the way when you lie down, and when you rise up (Deuteronomy 6:7).


In this part of the world, today is known as ‘Children’s Day’, so we are focusing on them. Every parent has a God-ordained responsibility to raise his or her child in a godly environment in which the knowledge of Christ is evident. Parents should be (in words and deeds), the image of Christ, which the child sees because children learn mostly by observation and association. Parents are the first people they observe as they spend most of their formative years with them. Bring up your children in the fear and admonition of the Lord. Implant God’s word in their hearts from a very early age and encourage them to pray, using bible verses.


Teach them biblical principles of relationships such as sacrificial giving, kindness, sharing, mutual respect, acceptance, diligence, forgiveness, and self-control.


These are very important values that can serve them for life. Ensure that rules for acceptable behaviours are in place and let each child know the boundaries that cannot be crossed. For instance, let them know that inflicting physical injuries or using vulgar language on one another is prohibited. Be sure to enforce discipline when such lines are crossed. “Foolishness is bound up in the heart of a child: The rod of correction will drive it far from him” (Proverbs 22:15).


Raising godly children in the current digital age is a nightmare. Never has raising children been as challenging as it currently is. We are living in an era where all information, including those which are perverse, make their way to the Internet, available for our young ones to see. Movies, videos, songs, and games unashamedly promote violence, sex, pornography, and other satanic activities.


Social media friendships through the various online platforms have replaced face-to-face communication, exposing our children to dangers from sexual predators, cyberbullying, and cyber-attacks. Technology is impacting negatively on family relationships, as children would rather spend countless hours on their devices, than with their parents or other family members.


IN HIS PRESENCE is written by Oke Chinye.
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