Biblical Duties of Covenant Parents – K

Posted on Jul 31, 2012 by admin
Knowledge. The impartation of knowledge is an important part of shepherding your lambs. But remember that the fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge and wisdom (Prov 1:7, 9:10). Therefore do not separate the training of their mind from the training of their heart. As such always teach with patience, charity and gentleness, never with cold formality, impatience and irritation. The major mode of imparting knowledge to your children will be verbal. Formally, you must catechise them in the doctrine of the Word, you must teach them their academic subjects, and exhort them from the Bible. Informally, you must talk with them. Asking the right questions is half of the learning. Therefore you must encourage your children to ask questions by attempting to answer every question no matter how mundane and silly they may be. Never laugh at any question or criticise it as being silly. Do not be afraid to say you do not know the answer to any question, but always look it up and give an answer.

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