Genesis 18:19 “For I know him, that he will command his children and his household after him, and they shall keep the way of the LORD, to do justice and judgment; that the LORD may bring upon Abraham that which he hath spoken of him.”
This is the fourth of my five favorite Bible verses related to parenting. When I first considered this verse some years ago, my dad immediately came to mind. He has always been a wise and Godly father who has a close walk with the Lord and I am truly thankful for him. I believe that the first part of the verse could apply to him just as it did to Abraham.
Once we had our own children, my hope was that the same could be said of us as parents. What a blessing it would be for God to say of us that He could trust that we would bring our children up in His ways, teaching them His commandments. That is quite a lofty goal, yet truly our heart’s desire. May this overarching principle guide me daily in the decisions I make and the life I lead before our daughters.