The Bible has a lot to say about the family unit, the importance of mother and father, and raising children to know Jesus Christ. According to the Bible, God created man and woman as the foundation of the family unit. In Genesis 1:28, God commands Adam and Eve to be fruitful, multiply, fill the earth, and subdue it. This command is a direct instruction to the first family unit to create offspring and fulfill God’s plan for their lives.
Furthermore, in Ephesians 6:1-4, the Bible highlights the importance of the family structure and the roles of mother and father. It says that children should honor their parents, and fathers should not provoke their children to anger but instead bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord.
The Bible also outlines the importance of fathers providing for, protecting, and leading their families and mothers nurturing and guiding them (1 Timothy 5:8; Proverbs 31:10-31; Ephesians 5:22-33).
From these scriptures, we can see that God’s design for the family unit is for the father and mother to create offspring and for their roles to be complementary and of equal importance.
Here are some of the relevant scriptures guiding us as mothers and fathers to teach our children about Jesus Christ
- Ephesians 6:4 – “Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord.”
- Proverbs 22:6 – “Train up a child in the way he should go: And when he is old, he will not depart from it.”
- Colossians 3:21 – “Fathers, provoke not your children to anger, lest they be discouraged.” [In-context meaning to lose heart.]
- 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.”
- 2 Timothy 3:15 – “And how from infancy you have known the holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus.”
- In addition, Jesus himself said: “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.” (Matthew 19:14).
The Bible emphasizes the importance of parents in their children’s lives, teaching them about the Lord and guiding them to make wise and godly decisions. As parents, a mother and father must be examples of Christ’s love, grace, mercy, and truth to our children. We must also intentionally teach them the scriptures and help them to grow in their faith.
Additionally, the Bible says marriage is a sacred union between two people, a man and woman, who are devoted to Christ and each other, placing God first. As followers of Christ, we are called to align our lives with the teachings of Christ and to live following God’s will. The Bible clearly states that believers in Christ should not marry someone, not a Christian, as there may be conflicts between their beliefs and lifestyles.
In 2 Corinthians 6:14, it says, “Do not be yoked together with unbelievers. For what do righteousness and wickedness have in common? Or what fellowship can light have with darkness?”
This verse reminds believers that we should not become unequally yoked with someone who does not share our faith in Christ. Instead, we should seek a life partner who shares our faith and commitment to God, as this will help us to grow together in our relationship with Him. A man leaves his mother and father to find a wife, so Christian women should be a wife first and never out to find themselves a husband.
The organic way is God’s way.
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