May 12, 2020
Weekend Sermon Notes
Text: Proverbs 22:6 ESV
If you let your kids have their way, they’ll expect to always get their way and struggle in life.
English Translations: Train up a child in the “way he should go” or “the right way”
English Translations add words not in the Hebrew: Train up a child in the “way he should go” or “the right way”
Hebrew: Train up a child in his way
Option 1: Train a child in accordance with his nature
Proverbs 20:9 (ESV)
Waltke: the six other references to the youth characterize his way as foolish (1:4; 7:7; 22:15; 23:13; 29:15; etc.)
Option 2: Sarcastic – If you let your kids have their way, they’ll expect to always get their way and struggle in life
Proverbs 22:15 (ESV)
Proverbs 29:15 (ESV)
Houston Police Dept on “How to Raise a Delinquent”
Begin with infancy to give the child everything he wants. In this way he will grow to believe the world owes him a living.
When he picks up bad words, laugh at him. This will make him think he's cute.
Never give him any spiritual training. Wait until he is 21 and then let him "decide for himself."
Avoid use of the word "wrong". It may develop a guilt complex. This will condition him to believe later, when he is arrested for stealing a car, that society is against him and he is being persecuted.
Pick up everything he leaves lying around - books, shoes, clothes. Do everything for him so that he will be expecting it.
Give a child all the spending money he wants. Never let him earn his own. Why should he have things as tough as you had them?
Satisfy his every craving for food, drink, and comfort. See that every sensual desire is gratified. Denial may lead to harmful frustration.
Take his side against neighbors, teachers, policemen. They are all prejudiced against your child.
Prepare for a life of grief. You will be likely to have it.
1) Secure a confession,
2) Assure of unconditional love,
3) Acknowledge your sin and need of Jesus
6 Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it.
9 Who can say, “I have made my heart pure; I am clean from my sin”?
15 The rod and reproof give wisdom, but a child left to himself brings shame to his mother.
13Do not withhold discipline from a child; if you strike him with a rod, he will not die. 14If you strike him with the rod, you will save his soul from Sheol.