Beeke on Church Leaders and Parenting

“Those of us who are church leaders err when we heap guilt on parents who have conscientiously raised their children in the fear of the Lord, only to see one of them go astray. We should exercise compassion in such cases and remember, as parents, that we may face the same trial in our own homes someday. It is not uncommon for children to at least challenge our authority periodically, even if they do not break out into acts of rebellion. During those times, we need faith to persevere in upholding the authority of God’s Word and exercising our authority as loving rulers in our homes. We must pray for wisdom, and, as always, keep praying that Christ our King will work in our children’s hearts by His Word and Spirit, and that He will prevail, bringing them into subjection to Himself.”

Joel Beeke in Parenting


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