The Pastor\’s Pen

An Independent Baptist Preacher\’s Musings and Observations

Training of Children

Posted by Pastor Szekely on June 26, 2007

I just read this article out of “The Baptist Pillar” (, Apr – June 07 issue, pg. 5…I don’t know who’s the author, but this brief article is [I think] worth the reading:

“We should pay special attention to the education of our children. If we have but little to give them, it is vastly better to spend that little in intellectual cultivation, than to hoard it up, and leave it to them after our death.

The father of Daniel Webster, though a poor man, gave to his son all the advantages of education in his power. The result is known to the world, and a century will elapse before it is forgotten. Suppose he had hoarded up the few hundred dollars which this education cost, and left it to him by will, neither the father nor son might ever have been heard of beyond a limited neighborhood in New Hampshire. We are bound to bring up our children for God, and therefore we are under obligation to confer upon them every advantage which will render them useful in His service.

We should pray not only for their conversion, but for their usefulness in the cause of Christ. It is God who confers gifts, and He it is who confers the disposition to use those gifts for the benefit of His churches. We should by precept and example, teach our children the worthlessness of all sublunary honor, of the wealth that perishes, and indeed of everything else but the favor of God.”

“I have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in truth.” 3 John 4

“…be ye therefore wise as serpents, and harmless as doves.” Matt 10:16


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