If every parent could have their wish it would be to make a positive impact on their child. What’s greater than leaving a positive impact on your child? Well, leaving a biblical impact! I wanted to share five biblical principles to being a great parent that can help us all be greater parents to our children.
Biblical Principles to Being a Great Parent
Psalms 127:3-5 Behold, children are a heritage from the LORD, the fruit of the womb a reward. Like arrows in the hand of a warrior are the children of one’s youth. Blessed is the man who fills his quiver with them! He shall not be put to shame when he speaks with his enemies in the gate.
Viewing your children as a heritage from the Lord is a biblical principle. You should never view having children as a negative thing because the Lord looks at it as a blessing, always. Keep this in mind to help you always have a positive attitude as a parent.
Ephesians 2:10 For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.
Realizing that everything we do for Christ is important, especially parenting, can help us be a great parent. Sometimes those mundane routines really get us down. Taking a peek into God’s word shows us that He has prepared us for this very moment in our lives.
Ephesians 6:1-3 Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. “Honor your father and mother” (this is the first commandment with a promise), “that it may go well with you and that you may live long in the land.” Not only should we teach our children to obey us, but we should also obey our own parents. Often times, children learn by watching what we do. They should see only godliness when we’re talking to their grandparents. Also, teaching your children to obey you is something you will never regret. You may want to read Train Up a Child in the Way They Should Go.
Romans 6:23 For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord If there’s one thing we’re put on this earth for it would be to guide our children to the truth. Since the truth is teaching about Jesus Christ and what He did for us on the cross, Romans 6:23 is a great place to start.
Ephesians 2:8-9 For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast. Last but not least, Grace is very important in our lives as parents. You can’t parent without extending grace!