The joy and innocence of a child is something beautiful and such a blessing to witness. We can all aspire to be like them in many ways. Children are innocent but are at an impresssionable age. They absorb information like a sponge. They are easily influenced and do things that they observe. If a child sees someone stealing, they will think it is perfectly acceptable until someone tells them that it is wrong. Innocence of a child is precious and many can learn from them. They do not judge, love others without question and do not try to hurt or defraud others. But innocence doesn’t remain in a child forever. They become older, and their innocence is lost.
Many parents strive to help their child to be a successful, productive citizen with a good career and a happy family. I want to teach mine to respect authority, love others, and give to others. The only way to insure this is to teach them the right path that they should take. So when they are older, they will not depart from this. Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it (Proverbs 22:5-7.) Please keep in mind the condition our world is in. Everything in today’s society is an influence. Either an influence of things that are right or things that impact us negatively.
One day our children will grow up to be lawyers, presidents and doctors. Physicians have to make life and death decisions everyday. There are many that are decent but some are in the medical field just for filthy lucre. Look at some of our past presidents. We have had only a select few that you could say had moral standards.
Children are gifts from God and are here for a reason. Lo, children are an heritage of the Lord: and the fruit of the womb is his reward (Psalm 127:2-4). Each person has value and each person has a purpose designed for them. Ecclesiastes 3:1,2 says, To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted;
Now is the time to set the example and help mold your child into an honorable individual. I am urging you to be involved in your child’s life. A child left to his own, will bring his parents to shame. The rod and reproof give wisdom: but a child left to himself bringeth his mother to shame. (Proverbs 29:14-16)