Future Generations in Training
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Proverbs 22:6 (KJV)
Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.
As parents, family members, teachers or spiritual leaders, it is our obligation to train the up-and-coming generations the difference between right and wrong and how they should live. Unfortunately, this idealogy (which was formerly the standard practice and a given expectation) is now being uprooted by the “childrens’ independence” movement.
This “movement”, as I call it, refers to the apparent trend of children being granted substantial liberties and space “to find their own path in life”. While I am certainly not proposing society’s kids be locked in a closet or chained by the ankles to their parents, I do believe in the Scripture passage (Romans 10:14 NLT) that says:
…And how can they hear about Him unless someone tells them?
As well as Acts 8:30-31 (VOICE):
Philip: Do you understand the meaning of what you’re reading?
The subject verse (Proverbs 22:6) wraps it up best, however, in that we must TRAIN the future generations in the ways of right living. For if we do not, who else will? Just look around at society today to see how well the “childrens’ independence” movement is working out in our society… Then, make YOUR choice.
Will you commit to be a leader for the future generations who are following us?