Psalm 112:1 Praise ye the Lord. Blessed is the man that feareth the Lord, that delighteth greatly in his commandments.2 His seed shall be mighty upon earth: the generation of the upright shall be blessed.
Proverbs 22:6 Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.
When me and Arlene started our family we were “foolish” enough to believe that the Bible was God’s Word and we could trust it to teach our children.
Some sociologists say there’s a “five generation rule” in the raising of children. The way you bring up your child impacts not only him or her, but four generations that follow.
Princeton scholar Benjamin Warfield tested the rule by comparing descendants of godly Jonathan Edwards to those of atheist Max Jukes.
Edwards’ progeny included 13 college presidents, 65 professors, 30 judges, 100 lawyers, 60 physicians and 100 pastors.
Jukes descendants numbered 310 paupers, 150 criminals, seven murderers and more than 100 alcoholics. Happiness is on the side of those who reverence God.
It does matter how we raise our children and it will effect our grandchildren and their children.
Keep the faith and don’t let a few set back keep you from staying faithful.