The Bible has a lot to say about childcare. God wanted children to be cared for physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually in a loving, caring family environment. He wanted parents to leave an inheritance to their children. She wanted children to grow up as responsible citizens who would bless their current and future generations. Here are some key points to help us pay attention to in this time of our families breaking down.
There is such a thing as family honor. The father would be the spiritual leader at home. The mother would be the caretaker. The children would be students. Children would learn by rules and examples. It would be linked to the family, the church, and the community. God would be number one in word and deed in everything they did.
If family honor is not enforced in a spirit of love and goodwill, here are some natural consequences:
1. Children may enter the wrong crowd and rebel against their God and society.
2. Parents can set a bad example for their children and cause a great stir at home.
3. Children may develop an irresponsible lifestyle that harms themselves and others.
4. The family may oppose God’s authority and their spiritual and political leaders.
5. Children who are not taught moral values will likely grow into immoral adults.
6. If we give children everything they want, they can become selfish adults.
7. When children are expected to excel at everything, they will most likely rebel.
8. If children’s misbehavior is not corrected with appropriate discipline, they will self-destruct.
9. When children are not given proper discipline, they may want to blame others for their shortcomings.
10. If children are not brought up with “the Lord’s discipline and counsel,” they will fall into many destructive things, such as drug abuse, spiritual darkness, and irreligious lifestyles.
In short, if we do not lead our family according to Christian principles, our nation will continue to self-destruct.
We have done a great disservice to our children and our society when we have allowed our Christian values to be planted by God-haters in the winds of change. You see, we are not an “island” to ourselves. What happens in your family will affect mine as well. It will affect your neighbor, your country and your world. Therefore, our society has the right and duty to demand from every person (citizen or foreigner) in our land to live according to the “Golden Rule” and the Ten Commandments, as outlined in Exodus 20:1-17 and Deuteronomy 5. :6-21. This includes honoring the Trinity Lord God of Glory as our Creator and Savior. It means “to love God with all our heart, mind, soul, and strength.” It demands that we “love our neighbor as ourselves” and respect our God-honored spiritual leaders as men and women of God. This will bring us back to our Bible and its absolute values of right and wrong.
We in the United States are very blessed. Our Founding Fathers gave us a Christian legacy and a Republican form of government based on the Ten Commandments.
Deuteronomy 6:6-9 says: “These words that I command you today will be on our hearts: And you shall diligently teach them to your children, and when you sit in your house and walk on the Way, and when you lie down, and when you get up, you shall bind them on your hand as a sign and receive them before your eyes. They will be like a vineyard, and you will write them on your pillars, on your house and its gates.” See also Deuteronomy 11:18-21. This is not a recommendation for the select few. It is the glue that holds societies together.
Proverbs 22:6a tells us to “raise the child according to the way he will go.” Children were not allowed to choose a path that would harm themselves, their families or their communities. If they rebelled, they would be disciplined. If they continued to revolt, they would be prosecuted.
Fathers were commanded not to “provoke anger” with their children, but to “raise them in the Lord’s discipline and counsel.” (See Ephesians 6:4.)
1 Timothy 5:8 says that if we do not provide for our families, we “deny the faith” and become worse than barbarians. Fathers are responsible for providing for their families. The state and our society have no such obligation. If people are “down and out,” what Christians have to do is stare at them until they get up again. That responsibility lies with the church, not the government.
Jesus said in Matthew 18:6 that it would be better for a person to tie a millstone around his neck and throw it into the sea than to “offend” a child who “believes” in Him. This shows that we must help our children access God’s saving grace at a young age. This will protect them from a number of problems in their old age.
Psalm 106:36-38 says: “They served their idols, which were a snare to them. Yes, they sacrificed their sons and daughters to demons, and they shed innocent blood, even the blood of their sons and daughters. They sacrificed to Canaanite idols, and the land was polluted with blood.” Compare Micah 6:7. This will strike at the very roots of our abortion practices. See. Ezekiel, chapters 20 and 23.
This is just a summary of God’s care for children and their families. Anyone who tries to change God’s laws to appeal to men and women with corrupt minds is not only an enemy of God, but also an enemy of our children. They are not only harassing our children, they are harassing us as well.
What do I say? It is quite clear that abused children become tyrannical and socially maladjusted adults. The Bible says so. “When the righteous rule, the people rejoice. When the wicked rule, the people mourn.” The only way we can have stable families in a stable society is to take good care of children. The greatest abuse done to children is to corrupt their hearts and minds through irreligious administration and schooling.