How should a Child be trained?
In reprinting this pamphlet on the muchneeded subject of how a child should be trained, one feels it is important to remember, first of all, that nothing can be done aright unless the parent or parents are true children of God. If an unsaved parent has picked up this booklet, our desire is that you may accept the Lord Jesus as your Saviour.
You may have a well-ordered house according to human standards, but remember God says, "Without faith it is impossible to please Him" (Heb. 11:6). As you think of those dear children God has committed to your care, with their precious, immortal souls, it behooves you to make sure that you yourself are right with God. It was for lost, helpless sinners like you that the Lord Jesus died.
He alone can wash away your sins, and this He will do if you come to Him now, pleading only your guilt and the value of His precious blood to cleanse you from every stain before a holy God (1 John 1:7). Then, having become one of God's children, you will be able - and indeed you will desire - to bring up your children for the Lord and His glory. Until truly saved, parents cannot set a proper motive before their children. The thought of the natural man can never rise higher than himself, and even in training their
If, then, we would deal wisely with our child, we must not leave him to the guidance of his own will. Selfwill is almost the first thing that appears in the child's mind, and it must be our first step to resist it.
30 pages Pamphlet Author: J. C. Ryle