17 July 2012

The Education of Children for God Is Every Parent's Primary Purpose

"The education of children for God
is the most important business done on earth.
It is the one business for which the earth exists.

To it all politics, all war, all literature,
all money-making, ought to be subordinated;

and every parent especially ought to feel, every hour of the day,
that, next to making his own calling and election sure, 
this is the end for which he is kept alive by God
--this is his task on earth."

Quote by  R. L. Dabney

Robert Lewis Dabney was a great American Christian theologian, a Southern Presbyterian pastor, and Confederate Army chaplain. He was also Chief of Staff and biographer for General Stonewall Jackson. 

Dabney rightly saw God's perspective on education, which is a multi-generational vision of according to Psalm 78:4-7, Deuteronomy 6:5-7, and Matthew 28:18-20.

God has always assigned this greatest task, this most important business, to Christian parents; that is, to the family and the home, and never to the government or state. This is the primary purpose of every parent and the main reason that God gives parents the gift and stewardship of His children.

God our heavenly Father desires "godly offspring" (Malachi 2:15) and has commanded all Christian parents to "tell the generations to come the praises of the Lord" so that they should teach their children and their grandchildren "to put their confidence in God and not forget the works of God, but keep His commandments (Psalm 78:5,7)." I encourage every Christian to meditate upon Psalm 78:1-11 before the Lord day after day for twenty-one days, asking the Spirit of Truth to give you a revelation of the mind of Christ regarding how to educate your children according to Christ, how to educate your children for God.

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