Women's Corner | January 2022
How To Train Up A Child Biblically
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How To Train Up A Child Biblically
Contributed by: Sis Michaela Pippins
Order begins with teaching your children the commandments and the fear of the Lord.
You typically don’t cross anyone you fear. I’m not saying that you should install fear of man but highlight this commandment as you talk to your children about the fear of the Lord.
Ephesians 6:2 KJV
 Honour thy father and mother; (which is the first commandment with promise;)
I tell my toddler if you don’t listen to your parents you will go to the lake of fire. She knows that dealing with fire you can get hurt. You have to give your child the visual. They know what it feels like to be hot. They know what it’s like to be left alone. A younger child will cry to the top of their lungs until you appear again. With those connections, trust me your child knows exactly what you’re trying to tell them.
I even include myself by saying, “ Mommy has to listen too, l don’t want to go to the lake of fire.”
This teaches them that God deals with us all equally. I’m her parent but I’m God’s child too. Don’t underestimate a child’s understanding.
With that said consequences and rewards are important to establish. An old saying l use to hear growing up was, “You better nip it in the bud.”
That means you need to correct the behavior early on. Truthfully right away if you can. A child should have some type of warning before correction. So it’s not a shock when the consequence arrives.
Let’s not forget to reward the child when there is good behavior because God blesses us when we keep his commandments. A reward can be verbal praise so they learn to glorify God. Materialistic items are cool too but to your discretion.
See, disciplining a child is pretty simple. We serve a God of simplicity. It’s only hard when you’re trying to be your child’s friend. We love our children but we should love them enough to install obedience so they can have a chance to save their life by making sure they’re on the right path that will lead to salvation.
Don’t be afraid to make these changes.
l had to constantly seek God on this and l still have ways to go but this is the foundation he has given me for now. This is a labor of love. Parenting isn’t easy but it does come with instructions open your Bible.
I pray this was edifying in Jesus name.
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.
Proverbs 13:24 KJV
 He that spareth his rod hateth his son: but he that loveth him chasteneth him betimes.
Hebrews 12:6-11 KJV
 For whom the Lord loveth he chasteneth, and scourgeth every son whom he receiveth.  If ye endure chastening, God dealeth with you as with sons; for what son is he whom the father chasteneth not?  But if ye be without chastisement, whereof all are partakers, then are ye bastards, and not sons.
 Furthermore we have had fathers of our flesh which corrected us, and we gave them reverence: shall we not much rather be in subjection unto the Father of spirits, and live?  For they verily for a few days chastened us after their own pleasure; but he for our profit, that we might be partakers of his holiness.  Now no chastening for the present seemeth to be joyous, but grievous: nevertheless afterward it yieldeth the peaceable fruit of righteousness unto them which are exercised thereby.
Deuteronomy 11:19-21 KJV
 And ye shall teach them your children, speaking of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, when thou liest down, and when thou risest up.  And thou shalt write them upon the door posts of thine house, and upon thy gates:  That your days may be multiplied, and the days of your children, in the land which the Lord sware unto your fathers to give them, as the days of heaven upon the earth. (Teach them the ten commandments)
Ephesians 6:1-4 KJV
 Children, obey your parents in the Lord: for this is right.  Honour thy father and mother; (which is the first commandment with promise;)  That it may be well with thee, and thou mayest live long on the earth.  And, ye fathers, provoke not your children to wrath: but bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord.
Psalm 34:9 KJV
 O fear the Lord, ye his saints: for there is no want to them that fear him.
Hebrews 12:6-8,11 KJV
 For whom the Lord loveth he chasteneth, and scourgeth every son whom he receiveth.  If ye endure chastening, God dealeth with you as with sons; for what son is he whom the father chasteneth not?  But if ye be without chastisement, whereof all are partakers, then are ye bastards, and not sons.  Now no chastening for the present seemeth to be joyous, but grievous: nevertheless afterward it yieldeth the peaceable fruit of righteousness unto them which are exercised thereby.
Psalm 112:1-3 KJV
 Praise ye the Lord. Blessed is the man that feareth the Lord, that delighteth greatly in his commandments.  His seed shall be mighty upon earth: the generation of the upright shall be blessed.  Wealth and riches shall be in his house: and his righteousness endureth for ever