Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it. Matthew 5:9
That I might make thee know the certainty of the words of truth; that thou mightest answer the words of truth to them that send unto thee? “Proverbs 22:21.”
PRE-AMBLE by Robert
“Sheol,” I wonder how many can say they have heard this name before, I must admit before doing research on this article, I had not. It is used in the commentary by Matthew Henry that if we fail to discipline our children, this is where they would eventually end up. Proverbs 23:14 is where I found the translation for “Sheol” “Thou shalt beat him with the rod, and shalt deliver his soul from “Hell.“ I can just hear the critical comments now beat a child, so let’s address that right now. First, we must take into consideration the era when this Scripture was written in and who was speaking it. “King Solomon,” and I am sure he was not mincing words, however, the proper interpretation should be “spank” which the Merriam-Webster dictionary reports this word came into being within the English Language as a noun in 1712, and as a transitive verb in 1788 to strike especially on the buttocks with the open hand.
This corroborating definition is taken from the American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
At first, I pondered why Yeshua was bringing this information forward through the Holy Spirit. After going through several Scriptures, the gist of this message was revealed. It came with this comment, “Heaven is an inheritance it descends to all the children of God for, If children, then heirs.” This article, will, I believe educate who King Solomon was alluding to in Proverbs 5:9, what children, and whose children, he was referring to.
OPENING PRAYER by Robert
Heavenly Father, thank you for your Laws. Thank you for the strength to live by them, Lord. Thank you for your protection, Justification and Reconciliation, thank you for discernment to light our way. Thank you, Father, for filling our hearts with courage and understanding so we may as a carnal child and or spiritual child lost in the darkness of this world choose the direction of our walk like one of those few, who have found your narrow path and strength to continue. Thank you, Father, for guiding our carnal guardians to bring us the knowledge, and recognition of your love and compassion. Thank you, Father, for those who have found your freedom, courage and light for desiring to share it with your spiritual children trapped in the darkness. This, we pray in the name of Yeshua, Amen, and Amen.
OPENING STATEMENT by Robert
I would incorporate, the recognized definition’s into Matthew Henry’s Commentary on Proverbs 22:14 the training he was suggesting God’s children be subjected to. “Train children, not in the way they would go, that of their corrupt hearts, but in the way, they should go; in which, if you love them, you would have them go. As soon as possible, every child should be led to the knowledge of the Saviour. Sin is foolishness, it is in the heart, there is an inward inclination to sin: children bring it into the world with them, and it cleaves close to the soul. We all need to be corrected by our heavenly Father. Every man ought to be just to himself, and his family; those are not so, who, by folly or other carelessness, waste what they have.
Now understanding we are dealing with God’s Children who have come into the world with sin and are walking in it, it then becomes our chore as their parental benefactors to recognize none have the knowledge to comprehend how to return to God.
So with this discernment, our approach should be remembering earlier we were shown by Matthew Henry, “Sin is foolishness, it is in the heart, there is an inward inclination to sin: children bring it into the world with them, and it cleaves close to the soul.”
We as parents must be caring yet firm and like Paul, whose teaching was functional. Not about filling people’s heads with airy notions, nor amuse them with nice speculations, nor bring them into disputes. But teach, by informative and firm offerings, proclamations, and demonstrations, show why they need to know, who God and His Son Yeshua is, learn why they must be apart of their lives through the Repenting of their sin. Declaring Yeshua as their saviour. Teach them to love and respect our Lord as we do. Teach the importance of prayer, that it is a conversation with their heavenly Father, who provides for all within the family.
Children can and will formulate their walk based on what is presented through the demonstrations of the parents having a solid walk within the teachings and laws of God. Visually seeing what is believed, spoken, and demonstrated offers them the visual definition of integrity, fairness, truthfulness, caring, and through love uplifting others in times of need, offering through open prayer our gratitude for all the Lord has provided and demonstrated the non-importance on the world and its temptations. Demonstrating the acceptance of God’s Love, forgiveness, and most of all, His Grace, going forward being human, making mistakes, owning and taking responsibility for them, even knowing the Lord at times will chastise. But will be Just, teaching the children even as adults and parents, we receive a spiritual swat from God at times, who does it because he loves us. And as loving parents, we at times, because we love them, will chastise and be fair, as we have learned from God, how through His continued demonstrations as a Loving and Caring Father which we all learn as children it’s His Grace as it should be for those He has gifted us to mentor guide and develop as His substitute in this world. The thing to remember, we as a believer even those as non-believers are His children, and as there Father the Grace he shows us who walk with Him is the same Grace He has for them.
When we look at our walk perhaps a quiet prayer of gratitude and thanks for our parents following Yeshua’s lead, and the guidance and teachings of The Holy Spirit, to actually live and follow this bottom line. “Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.“ Matthew 5:9 This brings to mind the many times my parents corrected me, at the time “Oh,” they are were so cruel, today I cannot thank them enough for being obedient God-fearing servants. Thanks, MOM, thanks, Dad.
CLOSING PRAYER by Robert
From the deepest part of my heart Heavenly Father, I bring before your throne this petition of gratitude and thanks. I know you read the hearts of those you lead, guide, and nurture as parents who accept the role as your substitute. Rain down blessings on them Father, increase their love, compassion and caring. Deepen their desire to know you better Father so they may be a living demonstration of your image and guidance. Bring to them Lord strength to recognize the wiles and temptations of Satan so they might teach your children the same. In all Lord, I place this petition to be heard for all parents around the world in any and all situations, so they would never no matter the direness, or greatness within their lives and walk, take their eyes off of you Father. This I pray in the name of Yeshua Amen and Amen.
CLOSING COMMENTS by Robert
Please allow me to acknowledge a man who is a spiritually lead Father who I know personally and places the well being of his family before all. As a Dad, his respect for his children and their friends and acquaintances goes beyond normal. When I posted an excerpt from the article on FaceBook Randy expressed what I believed was his deep love for the Lord and what he believed God had gifted to him in respect to His children. I am reposting his comment to that excerpt “It’s a very big responsibility to have children. That is why parents will be accountable in how they raise their children in what they do know from the goodness of God.” Thank you, Randy, I could not have expressed any better as a parent. In your comment, you summed up this article. Bless you, sir, I know there will be many saying a prayer and agreeing with you as parents.
The chore God brings to us as he shapes and moulds that little bundle of joy and happiness in the womb is most likely the greatest challenge we will ever face. Yet we do it with open arms a huge smile on our face and as we hold this miracle in our arms, all of the Love Yeshua has brought to us pours out to this gift. There is a bond created at that very moment between the three of you.
Three you just said, wait a moment, yes I did for very few parents realize along with this gift Yeshua arrives with them. I know Matthew Henry related “Sin is foolishness, it is in the heart, there is an inward inclination to sin: children bring it into the world with them, and it cleaves close to the soul.” Here’s where Randy’s comment about responsibility kicks in. We as believers can follow the guidance of Matthew Henry’s encouragement “As soon as possible, every child should be led to the knowledge of the Saviour.” In our earlier teachings, we were shown the enemy defeats us because we are “ignorant” to his ways and attacks. We have as well been shown that evil as well enters with this child, that does not mean the child is evil, however as a human being we know it is in our hearts.
Here, I believe is the opportunity for parents to exercise through the bond just formed and the acceptance in the hearts of the parents of responsibility of this child. In the presence of Yeshua dedicate the acceptance of this gift to God, and ask for His protection to be around them as they go forward. And bring through them the guidance of the Holy Spirit to lead this new soul to the throne. Amen. Now through the understanding as part of the Advanced Guard, we were re-enforced that if we presented to the Lord as being upright and righteous, God, which Satan verified would build a hedge of protection around our being family, home, and possessions. So, now after dedicating and taking the responsibility for this newly born spirit and soul, there should be a hedge present.
Thus now, begins the true responsibility of nurturing this dedicated soul to the Father. Keep in mind the enemy is going to do everything he can to steal this soul back. Because of you in prayer and dedicating this soul to the Father, literally told Satan to get behind you and your family. You prevented Satan from even touching this soul or the soul even knowing his wiles. Recognize the depth of what has been set for you, as well where the guidance will emanate from.
In righteousness, the Lord will have the Holy Spirit with you always guiding you to Dine with Yeshua Daily where your table will be prepared. There is an invitation to:
Know this, as well consider those who come out of the darkness as Newborn Spirts even as adults are babes who God has just shaped an moulded as a gift. And must be treated as such under the care of those who lead them into the light, as a nurturing guardian. Who requires your tutoring, protection and guidance, as soon as possible.
Remember, these messages are given by a humble servant obedient unto our Lord Yeshua as a “Watchman.” This I pray for all. ”Our Heavenly Father brings us to the river which bringeth forth fruit so we may partake of its sustenance and be filled spiritually with nurturing wisdom, and humble dedication in service to Yeshua.“ “Blessings to All.” As you go forward in peace, knowledge, and strength. In the name of Yeshua, we pray Amen and Amen.