Hi mama! Today I’m sharing Bible verses about our responsibility as Christian parents.
If you’re new here, my name’s Anna and I’m the founder of the Unique Mums blog and podcast. This blog focuses on prayers, Bible verses and articles regarding Christian faith, as well as homemaking resources and short stories for children.
I’m guessing that, like me, you want to grow as a parent in raising disciples. As such, I’d like to encourage you to read and meditate on Bible verses that focus on a parent’s responsibility and pray for wisdom and God’s grace in your parenting.
So, let’s get into specific verses that will help us:
Bible Verses About A Parent’s Responsibility
1. Proverbs 22:6
“Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it.” (Proverbs 22:6)
2. Deuteronomy 5:29
“Oh, that their hearts would be inclined to fear me and keep all my commands always, so that it might go well with them and their children forever!” (Deuteronomy 5:29)
3. Ephesians 6:4
“Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger by the way you treat them. Rather, bring them up with the discipline and instruction that comes from the Lord.” (Ephesians 6:4)
4. Deuteronomy 6:6-7
“These commandments that I give you today are to be on 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.” (Deuteronomy 6:6-7)
5. Proverbs 29:17
“Discipline your children, and they will give you peace of mind and will make your heart glad.” (Proverbs 29:17)
How to take on responsibility as a Christian parent
The best way we can grow as Christian parents with regard to our responsibility to our children is to meditate on and pray over the Bible verses I referenced above. Then we need to ask for God’s Spirit to help us obey His word.
As we pray and meditate over God’s word, often He will bring to mind certain attitudes and actions we need to correct, and even ideas of what we can do to disciple our children.
Also, we can learn and be inspired by other Christian parents, and thus gain insights and suggestions of things that can help us raise our children in God’s ways.
Me and my husband focus on these three key areas in our discipleship at home.
3 Keys areas of discipleship
1. Eating meals together as a family and having informal faith conversations. We like our children to ask us anything about God and the Bible. This means that even if we don’t know the answer, we can have a healthy discussion and commit to studying God’s Word together.
2. Family meetings. Similar to the above, but structured. Here we have a meal together and my husband tells a story from the Bible. Then we ask observation questions to see how much the children got out of the story, as well as reflection questions so they understand that the entire Bible points to Jesus.
3. Bible story and prayer before bedtime. Every night before bed, the children have story time and prayer time. During prayer time, we like to focus on Thanksgiving first, and then we ask the children if there’s anything specific they’d like prayer for. This is when they tell us about what’s bothering them at school or any problems with friends.
I find it fascinating that after we pray, the children often ask questions about the Bible and different matters of theology (for instance, “will there be cats in heaven?” or “will my friends go to heaven?”!). Actually, this is how it should be! I want my kids to keep asking questions and being curious, so that one day they’ll look for the answers themselves in God’s word.
What things do you do at home in terms of discipleship with your kids? Let me know in the comments. 🙂
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