*👉VERSE:* _*”For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents…”_(2Timothy 3:2)
Disobedience is the act of refusing to do what one has been asked to do. Children are gifts from God. Jesus Christ said that we should allow the children to come unto Him because the Kingdom of God belongs to them. Majority of us know for sure that obedience is better than sacrificing yourself to do the nice thing which pleases you. *No godfearing parent will be comfortable, seeing their children in a decadent situation.* Both parents and children have their share of the far reaching effects of disobedience in these last days as the Scripture foreshadowed.
The Bible says in Proverbs 22:6, *”Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.*The roles of parents are to see to it that their children are well trained and eyes are kept on them. *Parents are to provide the basic needs of their children in order not for them to look outside for help, set positive examples for the children to follow, and provide proper parental control with strict disciplinary measures in place.* It’s so sorrowful to know that in this generation, parents buy attractive dresses for their daughters, take them to the poolside for celebrations and this becomes worst when they grow with it. What a way of enjoying pleasures of the world!
Hardly will a child who lacks proper teachings on courtesy, be able to show respect to adults and his or her age mates. Many of these children don’t run errands for adults in the family and in the community. Peer group influences have made the youths and many children deviants and social misfits because immorality and delinquency have taken the place of obedience in their hearts.
Parents who pamper their children even when they are wrong, will have to be punished by the Lord. Peer group influence opens the child to learn about insults, fights, retaliation, sex, evil songs, smoking and the attending nightclubs. Look at these. Carefree parents have their children so much engrossed in curiosity and the mass media with diabolical scenes, uncensored advertisements, pornography, games and movies and many other activities.
*If we don’t want to be denied entry into Heaven because of our inability to correct our children, then let’s see to their rectitude.* We have to raise our children in a godfearing way in order to make a difference between them and the children of the world (Deuteronomy 4:9-10). *Our children are the future of this generation. Are we leaving them with Christ or with social crises?* Disobedient children must be called to order in every Christian home, before situation gets out of hand.
*PRAYER*Dear Lord Jesus, may our children not add up to the number of disobedient children in the world. *AMEN* —————————————-