â€œBehold, children are a gift from the Lordâ€¦â€ – Psalm 127:3
What do you think is the most difficult job facing adults today?
Itâ€™s the job of parenting; the challenge of guiding a child through the demands of growing up in this world and helping that child become all he or she was created to be.
The Bible provides timeless insight. â€œTrain up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not turn from it.â€ The way he should go means according to his bent. This means we have to be students of our childrenâ€”learning to recognize their God-given abilities and interests. Weâ€™re also to help our children develop their strengths, as well as curb and check their weaknesses.
Once we become students of our children and teach them right and wrongâ€”with a lot of prayerâ€”the promise of God can be realized. The challenge is a great one, but the rewards of seeing our children become mature, productive adults makes all the hard work worthwhile.