By Don Bunting
June 10, 2018
Proverbs 22 tells us to “train up a child in the way that he should go, and when he is old, he will not depart from it.” Are we truly confident that if we raise our children in a godly manner, they will stay godly throughout their lives?
While proverbs are never intended to be taken as absolutely true in all cases, we can trust that the way we raise our children is a critical part of determining whether that child will grow up to be a faithful man or woman in service to God in His kingdom. We can establish a righteous lifestyle early in life, but ultimately, we understand that we each are responsible for the choices we make in life. No matter how we’re raised, we can turn to God and be freed from sin, or we can turn away from our upbringing and reject God.