Insights: Wicked Irresponsibility

Learning is a process. That process is unique for different people. Some people are visual learners and some are auditory. People learn at different rates, but all people can learn. How does that matter?

Today, there is a wicked irresponsibility on the part of parents who refuse to take responsibility for teaching their children. They would rather blame the government if their children are not learning in schools. They would rather shirk their responsibility on the church for influencing spiritual growth. They would rather act like Adam than take responsibility.

Adam – the one in the Garden of Eden – shirked his responsibility when his wife was talking to the serpent. As the serpent questioned God’s Word (“Has God indeed said?”) and the woman added to God’s Word (“God has said, `You shall not eat it, nor shall you touch it, lest you die.”), Adam stood idly by (She also gave to her husband with her, and he ate.”) and refused to take his Divine responsibility as the head of his wife.

Parents are doing the same thing today. They say, “My child has ADHD, which is why he is ‘out of control’ or “doesn’t learn.” Or when another person (an adult) addresses a child, and the child turns aside rather than giving a respectful greeting, the parent will often say, “I guess Johnny is just being shy.” Or when adults are talking and a child interrupts the conversation with what is on his tongue, the adults will often stop their conversation and give immediate attention to the child. That is wicked irresponsibility of the parents to not take responsibility and disciple the child to the holiness of God. That is acting like Adam – standing by and not taking responsibility for the conduct of their children. All the excuses, reasoning, and rationalizations will be fruitless before the Judgment Seat.

Are the parents supposed to chastise the child every time he fails? Absolutely not! But the parent should note the behavior and help the child learn, interact appropriately, and learn how to defer to others (along with a multitude of other godly behaviors). The childish behavior may be just that – childish. However, as the child grows and does not learn righteous behavior, it becomes sin. AND, it is sin on the part of the parent, who is wickedly irresponsible.

Parents, if you do not know how to raise your children to godliness, get to a good Bible teaching church and ask for help from the spiritual leadership! Humble yourself to those parents with children who are respectful, courteous and well-disciplined and ask for help on discipling your children to the holiness of God. Your career, pursuits of hobbies, or planning for exotic travels do not matter compared to children being raised to godliness. It is ONE of the reasons the USA is in so much trouble today. Parents, you are responsible for the privilege of raising your children to the Lord Jesus, “And you, fathers, do not provoke your children to wrath, but bring them up in the training and admonition of the Lord.” (Eph. 6:4 NKJ)





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