Jonathan Edwards, from the very same state, was a strong advocate of Christian training in the home and married a woman of similar character. From this union over 700 descendants have been studied. Almost 300 became gospel preachers, 65 served as college professors, 13 became university presidents, 60 authored excellent books, 3 served as congressman, and one was elected vice -president of the United States.
It is no secret that our country suffers many ills, as evidenced by the proliferation of immoral, dishonest and violent people. On the other hand, we are blessed with a substantial number of virtuous people (especially Christians) that are making a positive difference in our dark world. What is the primary factor that determines whether individuals will make good or evil contributions to our world? Early training in the home!
Never underestimate the extraordinary value of consistent Christian training at home. No minister, teacher, coach, peer or human organization can begin to approach the influence of parents in terms of instilling lifetime values and beliefs. Our children will only be at home for a relatively few years, so make the best of those years by teaching them daily about God’s Better Way!
“Train them up in the way they should go, and when they are old they will not depart from it!” (Proverbs 22:6)
“And you, fathers, do not provoke your children to wrath, but bring them up in the training and admonition of the Lord.” (Ephesians 6:4)
Jesus, always Jesus!