The poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge once had a discussion with a man who argued that children should not be given any religious training, but should be free to choose their own faith when they were old enough to decide for themselves. Coleridge later invited him into his garden. It seems our Mr. Coleridge was a great poet but not a great gardener. “Do you call this a garden?” the visitor asked. “There are nothing but weeds here!” “Well, you see,” Coleridge replied, “I did not wish to infringe upon the liberty of the garden in any way. I was just giving the garden a chance to express itself.”
Solomon said, “The rod and rebuke give wisdom, But a child left to himself brings shame to his mother” (Pro. 29:15). This is the reason this wise king said, “Train up a child in the way he should go, And when he is old he will not depart from it” (Pro. 22:6). Parents and grandparents let us not leave our precious children to themselves – in doing so we are setting them up for spiritual failure. Of Abraham it was said, , “For I have known him, in order that he may command his children and his household after him, that they keep the way of the LORD, to do righteousness and justice, that the LORD may bring to Abraham what He has spoken to him” (Gen. 18:19).
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