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verse 6: “Train up a child in the way he should go, Even when he is old he will not depart from it.”

Say yes ma’am, no ma’am.
Pick up your toys.
Eat all the food on your plate.

When we are young, most children are taught lessons by their parents that they should carry with them throughout life.

Make up your bed.
Brush your teeth.
Take a bath (and use soap!)
Put on clean clothes.

In most cases, these lessons include manners, basic hygiene, and courtesy (some of these are specific for men, since that is my point of view).

Hold the door open for a lady.
Don’t interrupt someone when they are talking.
Make sure your date is home by her curfew…then you get home by your curfew!
Act like a gentleman.

Some lessons get forgotten, but you hope, as a parent, that most of the good ones are retained.

Go to church and Sunday school.
Read your Bible.
Pray to God.
Give to your church.

As parents, we have a tremendous responsibility to “train up a child in the way he should go”; children only grow up once, so time is of the essence. We’re always learning as well, so as you go about your life today, ask the Lord for wisdom in what to teach your children. Children will learn…the question remains, what are they learning?

Something to think about.

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