Mommyhood, Quotes, Thinking Biblically

Parental Responsibility

“Consider what your children are designed for, we hope, in this world; they must be a ‘seed to serve the Lord’, which shall be ‘accounted to him for a generation’.  They are to bear up the name of Christ in their day, and into their hands must be transmitted that good thing which is committed to us.  They are to be praising God on earth, when we are praising him in heaven.  Let them be brought up accordingly, that they may answer the end of their birth and being.  They are designed for the service of their generation, and to do good in their day.  Consult the public welfare then, and let nothing be wanting on your parts to qualify them for usefulness, according as their place and capacity is.” ~Matthew Henry (Family Religion, pg. 37)