Train Up A Child
by Steve Klein
Vines grow the way they are trained. Children do too. Like the nurseryman who trains vines to grow on a trellis according to his design, parents are to “train up a child in the way he should go” (Prov. 20:6). Fathers are to bring up their children “in the training and admonition of the Lord” (Eph. 6:4). Vines and children trained improperly when they are young and tender, cannot easily be retrained after they have been stiffened with age. Godly parents will make a sincere and serious-minded effort to properly train their children by word and by example. Here are some practical tips for parents who are interested in having their children grow the way God wants them to grow in three important areas — worship, morality and Bible knowledge.