Train up a child in the way that he should go
Even when he is old he will not depart from it.
Yes, I realize this fear is nothing but sin. Yes, I understand it shows my lack of trust in the Lord. These are the very reasons I feel the need to confess it. John Piper once said, “Children know their parents before they know their God.” Wow. Well, how then shall we live? I know I am not responsible for my child’s salvation. Salvation comes from the Lord alone. Still, I (well, we, of course) have been charged with a mighty task.
Evil men and imposters will proceed from bad to worse, deceiving and being deceived.
You, however, continue in the things you have learned and become convinced of, Knowing from whom you have learned them, And that from childhood you have known the sacred writings
Which are able to give you the wisdom that leads to Salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus.
2 Timothy 3:13-15
I am to teach this child the writings of God’s Holy Word. These writings will provide the wisdom that will ultimately lead to his/her Salvation through faith. Wow. Again, how then shall we live? I will study. I will pray. I will learn from our parents and other wise elders. I will lean and depend on my husband, the spiritual leader of our household. I will cling to the cross.
I CAN’T WAIT!