TRAIN UP A CHILD

Train up a child in the way that he should go and when he is old he will not depart from it. Proverbs 22:6

It is value that makes us understand that our experiences in life are insulators of safety for the exploits of others. That our scars are to secure the injuries of others and our speed is to challenge the laxity of the many. As we grow, let us grow in value and that only shows we are able to see better and rightly.

A father is different from a parent. Anybody can be a parent but being a father is God’s prerogative. Everyone has a supernatural and natural father. We pray our father who hath in heaven and then we were born into a family where we are identified with our biological father whom we did not choose. The differential is responsibility.

God fulfilled the responsibility of a father by providing a training manual in the form a bible and in it he documented how we ought to train up our own children because they are his heritage. We are not train them our own way but God’s own way. Train up a child in the way he should and when he grows up he will not depart from it.

Mephiboseth was incapacitated by a nurse who dropped him off to fall to the ground and lost his feet. Fathers are nurses and many fathers today are like Mephiboseth nurse. However, a father who was not his parent spoke for him and he was restored to his place, the place of royalty. He sat with kings at feast. This is what a father does, trains up a child in a manner that bring them to dignity and royalty. May God grant every parent the wisdom and grace of fatherhood to nurture kings from their loins. Sperm is not a product of the excitement of ecstasy but the birth of a destiny. Mind where you spill yours, you will give account of it. Ask Onan.

Children are diverse, ideas, businesses, service, talent and inventions are children, they call them brain child or mental fertility. We must do or conduct our mental children in a manner that nourishes humanity and give glory to God. That is the way they should go and when we are gone the systems we created will still be solving the issues of humanity.

Many parents have been upgraded to fathers by taken responsibility and many have also fallen from fathers to parent by the ladder of irresponsibility. Save your child today with the rod if need be. (Proverbs 23:13) Don’t pamper a child to scatter his or her destiny. Instruction is not with money. Mordecai was a security man but Esther was not wayward! Your low income is not an excuse  to shirk the discipline of your child. Since the days America removed the bible and child spanking from the curriculum of child training, their unemployment statistics began to grow because the American children drifted into laziness, loathsomeness and latitude of attitude.

Our generation is growing out of line, parents must become fathers and fathers must instill the moral codes required to match the demands of the future. today, knowledge is on the increase but change is not happening because application is undervalued. Our children will beckon on the role we played in the degeneration of the world we have shaped.

Train up your child or children and God bless you.

Dedicated to my lovely daughter who turns 7! Daughter you are blessed beyond measure through the love of God!

Julius Afolabi

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