Most younger people today are lost because they are not being taught truth; they are in emotional turmoil and trying to fill the void with drugs, alcohol, sex, and all types of destructive habits. It’s vital, mothers, to raise your children with truth. My friend, Carol, was raised by parents that clearly taught her truth.
She didn’t have to go searching for truth. Her parents taught her the Word consistently. They wanted their children to hide His Word deep in their hearts.
She wasn’t confused about what was right and wrong. Her parents were mature in their faith and they easily understood good from evil and taught their children these things so they too could easily discern truth from error.
She didn’t feel the need to fit in or be popular if it went against the truth. She knew that the path she was on was narrow and few choose to walk on it but it was the only path that leads to abundant life.
She didn’t have to search for the meaning in life. She knew her meaning was in Christ. Instead of searching for meaning within herself or in her culture, she looked to Christ; what He had done for her, and she knew, without a doubt, that she was deeply loved by Him.
She didn’t fear death. She knew where she was going. Her parents taught her all about the new earth where Jesus will be King and all of her tears, pain, and fears will be gone.
She didn’t need to let other people set her boundaries. Her parents set boundaries for her and they were from the Word of God. She knew about dwelling on the good and the lovely. She knew all about sexual purity and what the Lord expected from her. Those boundaries were for her protection and not to keep her from fun. She understood this clearly and was thankful for the boundaries from the Lord and not from the culture around her.
She didn’t need to try drugs to hide pain or find monetary joy. She knew the truth that Jesus was her source of joy.
Her parents modeled a godly, strong marriage. Her parents deeply loved each other. Her mother was home full time raising her siblings and her. Her dad was the spiritual leader of the family. Her parents set biblical boundaries for her and she didn’t have to guess what was right and wrong because her parents were consistently teaching them to her when she grew up. Her roots were deeply planted in the Word of God.
You shall teach them to your sons, talking of them when you sit in your house and when you walk along the road and when you lie down and when you rise up. You shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates, so that your days and the days of your sons may be multiplied on the land which the LORD swore to your fathers to give them, as long as the heavens remain above the earth.