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6Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it.

22: 6  “ The way they should go” means literally “according to his [the child’s] way.” If you have your own children, it is important as you are in the process of helping them choose the right path that you discern the differing paths for each child. In other words, recognize the differences in each child. The reason for doing this is so that in finding their own paths, children will stay close to the Lord. Parents naturally want to bring up all children alike or train them the same way, but parents should discover the individuality and special strengths that God has given each one. While we should not condone, overlook, or excuse self-will, each child has natural inclinations and gifts that parents can develop. By talking to teachers, other parents, and grandparents, we can better discern and develop the individual capabilities of each child.

22: 6   Many parents want to make all the choices for their children, but this hurts the children in the long run. When parents teach a child how to make appropriate decisions, they have the joy of watching the child grow in judgment and discernment. Parents then can worry less about having to watch every step the child takes. They know their children will remain on the right path because the children have made the choices themselves and learned from them. Teach your children to choose the right way. Like many proverbs, this is a general principle that usually achieves favorable results— it is not a promise. If you are a parent who has done your best to raise your children well but they have rebelled against God or you, stay close to God, trust his promises, and model your faith in front of your children. The end of the story has not yet been revealed.

Tyndale. NIV Life Application Study Bible

Another factor in todays world, so many of us may preach a good message, BUT, our lives show a different way! so our lives must show a lifetime of faith, trust, and ON THE WAY HOME WALK WITH JESUS . By Richard Dean Brooks

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