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In our home, we’ve been focused on training our young man in responsibility for his future role as a husband, provider, and leader. Training a boy to be responsible can be a difficult task. This can be especially true for moms. For some reason, boys tend to “buck up” and listen when dad speaks more so than when mom does. It could be this way with girls too, but as a boy mom, I only speak from my own experience.
God has created them with a specific purpose. He desires men to be leaders in the home and in our churches. They’ve got buried deep within them the need to lead. They may not recognize it. They may not understand it. They may even perhaps fight against it. But, the reality is they are being prepared for God’s purposes and it’s our role as parents to train them in the nurture of God’s word.
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How can we do that? Well, I believe it starts and ends with God’s word. We must first and foremost be in the word with our children. We must encourage them to read, study, and then through the study, we guide them toward knowledge and understanding. No, the goal isn’t to indoctrinate them with our beliefs, rather it is to discuss with them and allow the word to be the directing influence that helps them to come to their own belief.
As my son has turned from age to age we’ve worked with him, daily, to help him grow his knowledge of the word. He’s now a teenager and that continues to be so, yet, we’re also changing our focus and leading him toward an understanding of his own responsibility as he is growing toward being a man.
With that goal in mind I wanted to share with you some scriptures that can be shared, talked about and studied with boys, or girls, that can help to train their heart for responsibility.
10 Scriptures for Your Son’s Heart on Responsibility
- Proverbs 16:3
Commit your works to the Lord, and your thoughts will be established.
- Proverbs 18:9
He who is slothful in his work is a brother to him who is a great destroyer.
- Proverbs 20:11
Even a child is known by his deeds, whether what he does is pure and right.
- Proverbs 24:27
Prepare your outside work, make it fit for yourself in the field; And afterward build your house.
- Ecclesiastes 9:10
Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with your might; for there is no work or device or knowledge or wisdom in the grave where you are going.
- Matthew 5:16
Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.
- Matthew 12:35
A good man out of the good treasure of his heart brings forth good things, and an evil man out of the evil treasure brings forth evil things.
- Colossians 3:17
And whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him.
- 1 Thessalonians 4:10b-12
But we urge you, brethren, that you increase more and more; that you also aspire to lead a quiet life, to mind your own business, and to work with your own hands, as we commanded you, that you may walk properly toward those who are outside, and that you may lack nothing.
- 1 John 3:17
But whoever has this world’s goods, and sees his brother in need, and shuts up his heart from him, how does the love of God abide in him?
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These scriptures help to teach a young man that the work we do, whether in word or in deed, whether of service for others, or service for our families, is a matter that begins in the heart. It helps to encourage a desire to work hard, to be dedicated not only for the sake of getting a job done but in order to glorify God the Father through Jesus.
I chose 10 verses, but there are many other passages that could apply. What are your favorite passages for training the heart for responsibility?
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This post is part of the iHomeschool Network’s Teaching Responsibility Link Up.
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