Proverbs 22:6 – Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it.
Familiar words but a heavy implication. Are we training the next generation in the truth and passing on our faith? I was able to preach on just this issue to our congregation.
Listen to it here. .
We must pass along something solid. The bedrock of our faith is: 1.) Who God is, and 2.) What He has said:
- In a generation losing its grip on right and wrong we must train them in morality, because God is Good.
- In a generation accepting relativism we must train them in absolutes, because God is unchanging.
- In a generation rejecting the Bible as authoritative we must train them in Truth, because God has spoken honestly.
- In a generation slipping into desperation we must train them in Hope, because God has sent Jesus Christ.
Who are you training up? Are you passing along bedrock? Remember the next generation needs us to put Proverbs 22:6 into action.