Proverbs 22:6 Train up a child in the way he should go, Even when he is old he will not depart from it.

If someone were to read this verse only, it may cause some confusion because, “the way” in this scripture, is subjective. One person’s “way” of raising children may be different from another person’s “way.” As we should do with everything, let’s see what the Bible has to say regarding “the way” we should raise our children.

The common theme in all the child raising scriptures boils down to these three topics:
1. Teach the Word of God to our children (Genesis 18:19; Deuteronomy 11:17-18).

2. Testify to our children about the goodness of God (Exodus 10:2; Deuteronomy 4:9).

3. Discipline our children (Proverbs 13:24; Ephesians 6:4).

To raise our children the way God instructs us to raise our children requires us to elevate our relationship with God and His Word.

We have to know and spend time in the Word of God in order to correctly teach our children the Word of God. We have to be bold and outspoken regarding the goodness of God so that our children can learn to trust in God. We have to remove fear or feelings of sadness, and discipline our children. Our flesh and the flesh of our children desires to behave contrary to the Word of God. In order to keep them on track, with love discipline is required.

When we train up children in this way, we have a promise from God that they will not depart from “the way.” Trust the parenting methods of God.