"Train a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not turn from it."
“Follow the yellow brick road.” Most of us know this road will take Dorothy to the Wizard of Oz. What we may not realize is that we’re all traveling various roads…and we need to decide if the road we’re following is the road we want to be walking. Is it the path the Lord would have us take?
When the Bible talks about our “walk,” it usually refers to how we live. So when John wrote, “I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in the truth” (3 John 4), he was referring to those who value the truth of the Gospel of Jesus Christ and whose lives reflect it.
Some of us set out on the wrong road at an early age. We may look back with regret at our foolish choices. But that regret can motivate us to share the truth with children and young people. Let them know that the hard road of perfect obedience has already been traveled for them by Jesus Christ. And think of the heartache a child may be spared by choosing Him at an early age!
If we want our children to finish well, let’s help them start well.
3 John 3-4
Would you want your children to follow the road you're on? If not, change your direction and invite a child to walk with you!
Bible In A Year
- Isaiah 61-62
- Psalm 101
- Acts 24-25