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Scriptures on “Raising Godly Children”

Planting a vision

Deuteronomy 6:6-9 And these words which I command you today shall be in your heart. 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.

Proverbs 22:6 Train up a child in the way he should go and when he is old he will not depart from it.

Proverbs 29:18 Where there is no vision the people perish.

 

Teaching Self-discipline

Proverbs 15:20 A wise son brings joy to his father, but a foolish man despises his mother. (NIV)

Proverbs 29:15 The rod and a reprimand impart wisdom, but a child left undisciplined disgraces his mother. (NIV)

Ephesians 6:1-3 Children obey your parents in the Lord for this is right, honor your father and mother which is the first commandment with a promise that it may be well with you and you might live long on the earth.

 

Children’s Gifts

1 Peter 4:10-11 As every man hath received the gift, even so minister the same one to another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God. If any man speak, let him speak as the oracles of God; if any man minister, let him do it as of the ability which God giveth: that God in all things may be glorified through Jesus Christ, to whom be praise and dominion for ever and ever. Amen. (KJV)

Matthew 25:21 His lord said unto him, Well done, thou good and faithful servant: thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord. (KJV)

II Thessalonians 3:10 For even when we were with you, this we commanded you, that if any would not work, neither should he eat. (KJV)

 

Children’s Friends

Proverbs 13:20 He that walketh with wise men shall be wise: but a companion of fools shall be destroyed. (KJV)

Proverbs 22:24-25 Make no friendship with an angry man; and with a furious man thou shalt not go: Lest thou learn his ways, and get a snare to thy soul. (KJV)

Proverbs 27:17 Iron sharpeneth iron; so a man sharpeneth the countenance of his friend. (KJV)