The character of God and the promises of God in Christ demand that parents take their responsibility for the next generation seriously. The call of the Great Commission - “disciple the nations” (Matt. 28:19, my translation) - must not be limited to the regions beyond. It begins at home. I have no greater opportunity—nor any greater responsibility—to cultivate a follower of Christ than in my own home with my own children. As a parent, I must meditate on the greatness and goodness of God, give great attention to my responsibility in light of His character and works, and then structure my family’s existence around Him.
Monday, April 23, 2007
From an excellent article at Sharper Iron: