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Psalm 78
. . . we will tell the next generation the praiseworthy deeds of the LORD, his power, and the wonders he has done. .
so the next generation would know them . . . and they in turn would tell their children.
Then they would put their trust in God and would not forget his deeds but would keep his commands.

Monday, December 14, 2009

Teaching Unregenerate Children

Have you already seen this?
John Piper's Taste & See (12/10/09) article, "Why Require
Unregenerate Children To Act Like They're Good?"
It helps parents sort out the dilemma of teaching children who are not yet saved (unregenerate) to "be good," even as we know that without the Holy Spirit it is impossible to "be good."

Here's one pointed paragraph:
"No parents have the luxury of teaching their child nothing while they wait for his regeneration. If we are not requiring obedience, we are confirming defiance. If we are not inculcating manners, we are training in boorishness. If we are not developing the disciplines of prayer and Bible-listening, we are solidifying the sense that prayerlessness and Biblelessness are normal."

2 comments:

Louisiana Laura said...

Hand me my mask, I've found some oxygen... sometimes hearing something said a different way, is just like oxygen to a mom with wiiild kids. Gotta go, I hear furniture moving.

Sharon said...

Thanks for this link Amy. I am back reading through a heap of posts I missed over the past few weeks and I am envious of all the things you have been reading. I really want to read something other than vampire novels and books about vampire novels! So glad Jeff is reading the Chronicles of Narnia to our kids in the evenings, but still, I want to read something else! Such is life at the moment.
~ Sharon

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