16 Things the Bible Says Our Children Need

As parents, as Christian parents, it is our job to raise up our children to know the Lord. We need to lead by example. We need to hunger for the Word, to show the love of God to others, to worship the Lord even in darkness and to obey all that He commands. Our children watch. Our children listen. They need us to guide them and teach them the ways of the Lord. The Bible gives us 16 things that our children need and it’s up to us, to make sure they understand.

1. Children need to be taught Gods word, His laws and commandments.  They need to be taught the way to live and what duties they are to perform daily.  Exodus 18:20 and Deuteronomy 4:9

2.Children need to be read the Bible and taught how to listen to it. Deuteronomy 4:10

3. Children need to be taught and shown how to obey and keep God’s commands.  Psalm 78:4, Deuteronomy 4:40, Psalm 71:17-18, Ephesians 6:1 and Colossians 3:20

4. Children need to be taught and shown how to love God with their whole heart, mind, body and strength. Deuteronomy 6:5-7, Deuteronomy 12:28, Deuteronomy 29:20

5. Children need to be brought to a Bible believing Church to learn how to worship God.  Deuteronomy 31:12-13, Matthew 19:13-14

6. Children need to be trained and practice good behavior.  Proverbs 22:6

7. Children need to be disciplined when they disobey God’s rules.  Proverbs 22:15

8. Children need to be taught how to hope in God the Father.  Isaiah 40:30-31

9. Children need to be comforted and their spirits restored.  Lamentations 1:16

10. Children need to be fed healthy food. Lamentations 4:4 and Matthew 10:42

11. Children are entitled to an inheritance from their parents. Proverbs 13:22

12. Children need parents to be proud of their accomplishments.  Proverbs 17:6

13. Children need to be listened to and their dignity respected.  Matthew 11:25-26, Matthew 18:2-6, Matthew 18:10 and Matthew 21:16

14. Children need parents to be patient with them.  Ephesians 6:4

15.  Children need to be protected from being polluted by the world.  James 1:27

16. Children need to be taught how to resist evil.  1 John 2:13