Thursday, March 16, 2006

Parenting 101

Psalm 6:3 "When I am afraid, I will put my trust in Thee."
Additional references: Ps.18:6-7; Matt.10:29-30; 2 Tim.1:7; 1 Pet.3:6, 13-14; 1 John 4:18

Prov. 22:15 "Foolishness is bound up in the heart of a child; The rod of discipline will remove it far from him."
Additional references: Ps.107:17; Prov.1:7; Prov.10:1; Prov.12:15,16; Prov.14:3,16; Prov.15:5,20; Prov.17:10,12; Prov.18:2,6,7; Prov.19:29; Prov.20:3; Prov.22:15; Prov.26:3; Prov.26:11,12; Prov.19:11

Heb.2:1 "We must pay more careful attention, therefore, to what we have heard, so that we do not drit away."
Additional references:Deut.4:9; Prov.4:20-23; 2 Pet.1:12-15; 2 Pet.3:1

Prov.18:24 "A man of (many) friends (comes) to ruin, But there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother."
Additional references: Prov.12:26; Prov.17:17; John 15:13-15; 1 Cor. 15:33; James 2:23; James 4:4

1 Peter 3:9,10 "Not returning evil for evil, or insult for insult, but giving a blessing instead; for you were called for the very purpose that you might inherit a blessing. For, 'Let him who means to love life and see good days Refrain his tongue from evil and his lips from speaking guile'."
Additional references: Prov.11;13; Prov.20:19; Prov.26:20-22; Titis 3:1,2; James 3:8-10; James 4:11

John 16:6 "But because I have said these things to you, sorrow has filled your heart."
Additional references: Lam.3:31-33; John 11:25; Rom.12:15; 2 Cor.7:10-11; Eph.4:30

Prov.28:13 "He who conceals his trangressions will not prosper, But he who confesses and forsakes (them) will find compassion."
Additional references: Acts 24:16; 1 Cor.4:14; Heb.10:22; 1Pet.3:16; 1 John 1:9

1 John 1:6 "If we say that we have fellowship with Him and (yet) walk in the darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth."
Additional references: Matt.6:1-18; Matt.7;3-5; 1 Tim.4:2; 1 Pet.2:1; James 3:17; James 4:8

1 John 5:21 "Little childeren, keep yourselves from idols."
Additional references: Ex.20:3; 1 Cor.10:7,14

1 Cor.13:4,7 "Love is patient, love... bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things."
Additional references: Heb.6:15; Heb.10:36; James 1:2-4; 1 Pet.1:13; 1 Pet.2:19-23

Impulsivesness (hastiness)
Gal.5:22-23 "But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law."
Additional references: Prov.25:28; Prov.29:11; Titus 2:10-11; 1 Pet.1:13; 2 Pet. 1:5-6

Inappropriate Speech
Eph.4:29 "Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen."
Additional references: Prov.13:31-32; Matt.12:34-37; Col.3:17; Col.4:6; 1 Thess.5:11; James 3:2-8

Prov.4:1 "Hear, (O) sons, the instruction of a father, And give attention that you may gain understanding."
Additional references: Prov.18:2,13; Heb.2:1; James 1:19

Insensitivity (to the needs and desires of others: lack of compassion)
1 John 3:17 "But whoever has the world's goods, and beholds his brother in need and closes his heart against him, how does the love of God abide in him?"
Additional references: Is.58:7-10; Matt.9:36; Matt.14;14; Matt.15;32; Matt.20:34; 1 Pet.3:8

The book that I have taken these scriptures from, Teach Them Diligently, has chapters devoted to
1. teaching the scriptures
2. convicting with the scriptures
4. correcting with the scriptures
and 5. training with the scriptures.

That might give you some guidance in using the above scripture passages in training up your children. Of course, it should go without saying that we, as parents, need to be modelling these Godly traits before our children. Therefore the above lists might first be helpful to our own behavior adjustments. However, ladies, let me not forget to encourage us to bathe this in prayer and reliance on the Holy Spirit to accomplish a victorious Christian life in us. All the best as you endeavor to follow God's Parenting 101 manual.

1 comment:

Homemanager said...

Thanks Marlene!