Profit (Short and Long Term)

Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it– Proverbs 22:6. Parents who teach and counsel their children in the ways of God will see this wonderful benefit for their children’s future lives ─ they will not depart from it. Oh, definitely as our children reach young adulthood they may wander, especially with peer pressure, to see what else is out there, and test their wings (so to speak), and some may stray for years (perhaps not returning until he or she is old) but the promise remains (in Proverbs) that they will return, that they will not depart from it. Well praise God ─ that His Word not only gives us immediate profit, but also shows us the long-term profit when raising our children in the Lord.” ~LMJ~