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Parents


1. Receive their children from God. Ge 33:5; 1Sa 1:27; Ps 127:3.

2. Their duty to their children is

a. To love them. Tit 2:4.

b. To bring them to Christ. Mt 19:13,14.

c. To train them up for God. Pr 22:6; Eph 6:4.

d. To instruct them in God’s word. De 4:9; 11:19; Isa 38:19.

e. To tell them of God’s judgments. Joe 1:3.

f. To tell them of the miraculous works of God. Ex 10:2; Ps 78:4.

g. To command them to obey God. De 32:46; 1Ch 28:9.

h. To bless them. Ge 48:15; Heb 11:20.

i. To pity them. Ps 103:13.

j. To provide for them. Job 42:15; 2Co 12:14; 1Ti 5:8.

k. To rule them. 1Ti 3:4,12.

l. To correct them. Pr 13:24; 19:18; 23:13; 29:17; Heb 12:7.

m. Not to provoke them. Eph 6:4; Col 3:21.

n. Not to make unholy connections for them. Ge 24:1-4; 28:1,2.

3. Wicked children, a cause of grief to. Pr 10:1; 17:25.

4. Should pray for their children

a. For their spiritual welfare. Ge 17:18; 1Ch 29:19.

b. When in temptation. Job 1:5.

c. When in sickness. 2Sa 12:16; Mr 5:23; Joh 4:46,49.

5. When Faithful

a. Are blessed by their children. Pr 31:28.

b. Leave a blessing to their children. Ps 112:2; Pr 11:21; Isa 65:23.

6. Sins of, visited on their children. Ex 20:5; Isa 14:20; La 5:7.

7. Negligence of, sorely punished. 1Sa 3:13.

8. When wicked

a. Instruct their children in evil. Jer 9:14; 1Pe 1:18.

b. Set a bad example to their children. Eze 20:18; Am 2:4.

9. Good - Exemplified

a. Abraham. Ge 18:19.

b. Jacob. Ge 44:20,30.

c. Joseph. Ge 48:13-20.

d. Mother of Moses. Ex 2:2,3.

e. Manoah. Jdj 13:8.

f. Hannah. 1Sa 1:28.

g. David. 2Sa 18:5,33.

h. Shunammite. 2Ki 4:19,20.

i. Job. Job 1:5.

j. Mother of Lemuel. Pr 31:1.

k. Nobleman. Joh 4:49.

l. Lois and Eunice. 2Ti 1:5.

10. Bad - Exemplified

a. Mother of Micah. Jdj 17:3.

b. Eli. 1Sa 3:13.

c. Saul. 1Sa 20:33.

d. Athaliah. 2Ch 22:3.

e. Manasseh. 2Ch 33:6.

f. Herodias. Mr 6:24.