“Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it.” [Prov. 22:6]
As Christian parents, nothing should matter more than the spiritual welfare of our children. After all, regardless of what else they accomplish in life, if they die unprepared to face Jesus, every earthly achievement will be futile. So, what kind of example are we setting for them – realizing that they learn more from our behavior than from our words?
Are we convincing our children that worshiping God is essential if we neglect church services in order to do other things?
Are we convincing our children that studying the Bible is vital if we allow them to miss Bible class because they stay up too late on Saturday night?
Are we convincing our children that at swearing and/or taking God’s name in vain is wrong if we occasionally say “damn” or “Oh my God” (or worse)?
Are we convincing our children that modesty in appearance is important if we routinely wear revealing attire (or allow them to do so)?
Are we convincing our children that pornography is wicked if we periodically watch movies that depict nudity or couples having sex?
Are we convincing our children that that lying is wrong if we occasionally tell “white lies” or deliberately deceive others?
Awe convincing our children that Jesus is our Savior, Lord and King if we rarely talk about Him at home (or anywhere else)?
Are we convincing our children that the most important thing in this life is preparing for the next (eternity) if we are not making preparations ourselves?
Our children our learning from our example every day! So what are we teaching them? How tragic that some children from "Christian" homes will eventually lose their souls because of what they learned – or fail to learn – at home.
Jesus, always Jesus!