What makes a Christian family different? Alistair Begg explains that obedience to God’s law from the heart will redirect our families in a way that stands out from our culture. After Ezra read God’s Law, the people responded by promising to live in obedience to the Lord. They manifested their commitment to this promise with practical applications of obedience in the home. Alistair Begg reminds us that our commitments to God must impact every area of our life, including how we focus our families around God’s Word.
Wouldn’t it be great if children came with an instruction guide? Alistair Begg teaches us that, in fact, they do! The Bible is the ultimate source for instruction and contains everything we need to know about raising children. Navigating the challenges of parenting is particularly difficult in today’s culture, which is confused about the role of mothers and fathers and the unique benefits they each bring to the family unit. Wise parenting begins with the realization that we are all born in sin; when this doctrine is properly understood, it will have practical implications on how we discipline and train our children. Mothers should embrace their irreplaceable role, and fathers are to lead their families under the framework of Biblical truth. Believing parents can be encouraged by God’s promise: “Train them up in the way they should go, and when they are old they will not depart from it.”