Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Training Children In Righteousness

"It is important to rebuke our children when they do wrong, but it is equally important, if not more important, to walk them through what is right-to put off as well as put on. Eph 4:22-24 says, "you were taught, with regard to your former way of life, to put off your old self, which is being corrupted by its deceitful desires; to be made new in the attitude of your minds; and to put on the new self, created to be like God in true righteousness & holiness." Basically we are to stop seeking after sinful desires (passions of the old self) by seeking after holy desires (passions of the new self). When we accept Christ as our Lord & Savior, we are made new in him. We are to put off our old self, our life before we accepted Jesus, and put on our old self, our new life as a child of God."

I am reading "Don't make me count to three" by Ginger Plowman. It is a great parenting book.

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