gone for ten days. During that time I will not be able to blog, so I am going to post a lot of verses in the next three days, enough for you to chew on for the next week plus.
We all have buttons that can get pushed and rev up our emotions. One way to push my button is to say, “The Bible doesn’t have much to say about parenting.” Not only are there a lot of verses that speak specifically to parents and to children, every concept is for us to pass on to our children!
My dear friend Danyel has put together three lists of verses. The
lists are: Parent Verses, Verses to Our Children, and Various Verses. She has done the work in looking them up and writing them out for us.
I am sure the moment I said, “I am going to post a lot of verses”
some readers stopped reading. If you are still with me, I ask you to please ask God to touch your heart through His Word. This is a golden opportunity to get a high octane dose of mothering guidance.
Today we will read the Parent Verses:
4:9 Only be careful, and watch yourselves closely so that you do not forget the things your eyes have seen or let them slip from you heart as long as you live. Teach them to your children and to their children after them.
6:5-7 Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. These commandments that I give you today are to be upon your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up.
6:20 In the future, when your son asks you, what is the meaning of the stipulations, decrees and laws the Lord our God has commanded you? Tell him..
8:5 Know then in your heart that as a man disciplines his son, so the Lord you God disciplines you.
11:19 Teach them to your children, talking about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up.
21:18-20 If a man has a stubborn and rebellious son who does not obey his father and mother and will not listen to them when they discipline him, his father and mother shall take hold of him and bring him to the elders at the gate of his town. They shall say to the elders, “this son of ours is stubborn and rebellious. He will not obey us….
32:46 he said to them, “Take to heart all the words I have solemnly declared to you this day, so that you may command your children to obey carefully all the words of this law.
2:29b Why do you honor your sons more than me by fattening yourselves on the choice parts of every offering made by my people Israel?
3:13 For I told him that I would judge his family forever because of the sin he knew about; his sons made themselves contemptible, and he failed to restrain them.
7:14-15 I will be his father, and he will be my son. When he does wrong, I will punish him with the rod of men, with floggings inflicted by men. But my love will never be taken away from him…
1:5-6 Now Adonijah, whose mother was Haggith, put himself forward and said, “I will be king.” So he got chariots and horses ready with fifty men to run ahead of him. His Father had never interfered with him by asking, “Why do you behave as you do?”
78:5-8 He decreed statutes for Jacob and established the law in Israel, which he commanded our forefathers to teach their children, so the next generation would know them, even the children yet to be born, 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. They would not be like their forefathers- a stubborn and rebellious generation, whose heart were not loyal to God, whose spirits were not faithful to him.
113:9 He settles the barren woman in her home as a happy mother of children. Praise the Lord.
127:3-5 Sons are a heritage from the Lord, children a reward from him. Like arrows in the hands of a warrior are sons born in one’s youth. Blessed is the man whose quiver is full of them.
13:24 He who spares the rod hates his son, but he who loves him is careful to discipline him.
14:26 He who fears the Lord has a secure fortress, and for his children it will be a refuge.
19:18 Discipline your son, for in that there is hope; do not be a willing party to his death.
20:7 The righteous man leads a blameless life, blessed are his children after him.
22:6 Train a child in the way he should go and when he is old he will not turn from it.
22:15 Folly is bound up in the heart of a child but the rod of discipline will drive it far from him.
23:13-14 Do not withhold discipline from a child; if you punish him with the rod, he will not die. Punish him with the rod and save his soul from death.
23:24-25 The father of a righteous man has great joy; he who has a wise son delights in him.
29:15 The rod of correction imparts wisdom but a child left to itself disgraces his mother.
29:17 Discipline your son, and he will give you peace, he will bring delight to your soul.
66:13 As a mother comforts her child, so will I comfort you; and you will be comforted over Jerusalem.
1:3 Tell it to your children, and let your children tell it to their children and their children to the next generation.
4:6 He will turn the hearts of the fathers to their children, and the hearts of the children to their fathers; or else I will come and strike the land with a curse.
7:11 If you, then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your father in heaven give good gifts to those who ask him
23: 28 Jesus turned and said to them, “Daughters of Jerusalem, do not weep for me; weep for yourselves and for your children.”
6:4 Fathers, do not exasperate your children; Instead, bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord.
3:21 Fathers, do not embitter your children, or they will become
2:7 but we were gentle among you, like a mother caring for her little children.
2:11-12 For you know that we dealt with each of you as a father deals with his own children, encouraging, comforting, and urging you to live lives worthy of God, who call you into his kingdom and glory.
3:4-5 He must manage his own family well and see that his children obey him with proper respect. If anyone does not know how to manage his own family, how can he take care of God’s church?)
3:12 A deacon must be the husband of but one wife and must manage his children and his household well.
5:10 and is well known for her good deeds, such as bringing up children, showing hospitality, washing the feet of the saints, helping those in trouble and devoting herself to all kinds of good deeds.
1:5 I have been reminded of your sincere faith, which was first lived in your grandmother Lois and in your mother Eunice and, I am persuaded, now lives in you also.
1:6 An elder must be blameless, the husband of but one wife, a man whose children believe and are not open to the charge of being wild and disobedient.
2:3-5 Likewise, teach the older women to be reverent in the way they live, not to be slanderers or addicted to much wine, but teach what is good. Then they can train the younger women to lover their husbands and children, to be self-controlled and pure, to be busy at home, to be kinds, and to be subject to their husbands,
so that no one will malign the word of God.
I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in the truth.