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Where can I learn how to bring up my children in the discipline and instruction of the Lord?

Selected Scriptures QA112


The book of Proverbs is a wonderful, intensely practical guide that contains much wisdom you can impart to your children as you train them in godly living. For your benefit, we've compiled ten lessons from Proverbs you should teach to your children. We're convinced that, in the process of teaching those ten lessons, you'll unearth many more principles from Proverbs that will serve your children well their entire lives.

Teach your children:

  1. To have a healthy fear of God (1:7; 9:10; 10:27; 14:26-27; 15:16; 16:6; 19:23)
  2. To guard their minds (4:23; 23:7)
  3. To obey you (1:8; 4:1-4; 6:20-23; 30:17)
  4. To carefully select their companions (1:11-18; 2:10-15; 13:20)
  5. To control their sinful desires (2:16-19; 5:3-5; 6:23-33; 7:6-27)
  6. To enjoy sexual fidelity (5:15-20)
  7. To watch their words (4:24; 10:11, 19-21, 32; 12:18, 22; 15:1-2, 7; 16:23; 20:15)
  8. To pursue their work (6:6-11; 10:4-5; 22:29)
  9. To manage their money (3:9-10; 11:24-26; 19:17; 22:9)
  10. To love their neighbors (3:27-29; 25:21-22)