Quotes (590)

Edward Payson In order to qualify yourselves for instructing and preparing your children for God’s service, you [must] diligently study His Word to ascertain what He requires of them and frequently pray for the assistance of His Spirit, both for them and yourselves. . . . You will carefully guard against saying or doing anything which may, either directly or indirectly, lead them to consider religion as an object of secondary importance. On the contrary, you will constantly labor to impress upon their minds a conviction that you consider religion as the great business of life, the favor of God as the only proper object of pursuit, and the enjoyment of Him hereafter as the only happiness, while everything else is comparatively of no consequence, however important it may be otherwise.

– Edward Payson

1783 – 1827

2 thoughts on “Quotes (590)

  1. This is so true and it takes a LOT of work! I can’t stress enough the importance of following the Word of God in every area of life. The problem is that it is so hard to accomplish and it does take constant dependence upon the Lord! In the end, only the Lord can be glorified if the children make it to adulthood and are still serving the Lord. I’ve said this comment for years and still know it to be true today, “I can make a good hypocrite of my children but only the Lord can change their heart and soul!” It is still my responsibility to portray to them the truth of God’s Word within my life by living according to the Word of God!


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