Don The Armour

August 20, 2023

It will be a poor account at the last day, if you can only say, Lord, here are my children, I bred them complete gentlemen, left them rich and wealthy. The rust of that silver you left them will witness your folly and sin, that you would do so much for that which rusts, and nothing for the enriching their minds with the knowledge of God, which would have endured forever.

William Gurnall, The Christian in Complete Armour


Parents are responsible for providing for their children’s material needs and, more importantly, their spiritual needs. Teaching them about God is caring for their eternal souls and is the most valuable inheritance we can give them. So often today, these responsibilities are outsourced to others, but this is not what God calls us to do. He has bestowed this responsibility on parents, not the church or the youth group. Children need this education in the home where they can see a living example from their parents. By making Christ a part of our everyday routines and discussions, we can draw our families closer to him and each other.

You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might. And these words that I command you today shall be on your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise.

Deuteronomy 6:5-7