“The neglect of home religion, the neglect to train your children, is most displeasing to God. If one of your children were in the river, battling with the waves and in imminent danger of drowning, what a stir there would be! What efforts would be made, what prayers offered, what enthusiasm manifested, to save the human life! But here are your children out of Christ, their souls unsaved. Perhaps they are even rude and uncourteous, a reproach to the Adventist name. They are perishing without hope and without God in the world, and you are careless and unconcerned.
What example do you give your children? What order do you have at home? Your children should be educated to be kind, thoughtful of others, gentle, easy to be entreated, and, above everything else, to respect religious things and feel the importance of the claims of God. They should be taught to respect the hour of prayer; they should be required to rise in the morning so as to be present at family worship.”
Testimony Treasures Volume 2, Page 134
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Beautiful reminder–thank you for posting!
Reblogged this on Little A's Learning Blog and commented:
This really impressed me as I read it today. It puts our work as parents into perspective, doesn’t it?
Our pastor pointed out that John Muir memorized the entire New Testament, as well as 3/4 of the Old Testament–by the time he was ELEVEN years old! That has really been food for thought for me! Now is the time to invest in our children’s spiritual future, and our own as well.
I hope these thoughts will make someone else think, too.