The fear of the Lord is the begining of knowledge but fools despise wisdom and instruction (Proverbs 1:7).To fear the Lord is to hate evil; I hate pride and arrogance, evil behaviour and perverse speech(Proverbs 8:13 ).The fear of the Lord is to do justice and be fair in all your activities.
Wisdom is supreme- so get wisdom.And whatever else you get, get understanding (Proverbs 4:7 ).
If you lack knowledge in honoring your Father and Mother your longevity is lost (Matthew 15:4).Jesus loves your family life.If you don’t maintain a happy family for glorifying Him – because of lack of knowledge, destruction in your life comes in.
The basic knowledge of a common Christian is, don’t get locked into uneven yoke in your family life.If you are a born again baptised christian,with anointing of Holy Spirit,you look for a spouse with equal footing.Your wedding knot should be filled with love among the three: your self; your life partner andJesus Christ.The peace of mind in your family life should not be destroyed because of the lack of knowledge of this kind.
Indians have the habit of getting dowry from bride’s house.For a Christian, it is a curse.Matrimony market should not become a cattle market.Lack of knowledge in this sphere will lead into bitter married life and ultimately towards destruction (Divorce etc).
Children from separated families face quite a lot of hardships,and lack of Christian love in the family will make the children to grow as criminals/ anti social elements in the long run.
O Parents,you have to love your Children next to God.In a Christ centered family, children are taken care of very well and they become strong pillers of the Nation.Children are a heritage from the Lord , offspring a reward from Him (Psalms 127: 3).
In Tamil language,there is a proverb equivalent to this:If you don’t correct your son / daughter at the age of 5, you can not correct them when they are 50 years old.Bible verses emphasise on disciplining your child,when he is young.
The Judiciery and the Government should not come in between an erring child and a gently correcting father in a Christ centred family.Parents should dedicate themselves and pray for their children day and night,so that they should not err.Once in a way,fasting prayer will be useful.Parents should be a role model to their children.
Teach your child about God’s words and Bible stories.Teach him/her how to talk with God (through prayer) and how to hear His voice(through meditation of God’s words.)If you have lack of knowledge in handling your child when he is young,destruction will come through your son by way of smoking,drinking ,adultary etc.How can a young man keep his way pure?By guarding it according to His words.(Psalms 119:9).
Amen & Amen .