Obedience. Fundamental to the training of your children is to nurture them to be obedient. This must occupy most of your time and effort in at least the first five or six years of their life. The apostle Paul says: “Children, obey your parents in all things: for this is well pleasing unto the Lord” (Col 3:20). Therefore, remember that if your children disobey you in anything lawful, they sin against God. So, if you would lead them in the way of the Lord you must train them to obey you. Obedience must be without delay, without challenge and without excuse whether or not you explain why you are requiring what you require. In fact, you are not obliged to explain every of your directives or demands. Disobedience for whatever reason should incur chastisement, and a call to seek forgiveness from the Lord and from you.
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