Those are not mothers--but monsters!
(William Secker, "The Wedding Ring" 1658)
"Train up a child in the way he should go--and when he is old, he will not depart from it." Proverbs 22:6
The goal of the godly mother, is that her children in the flesh--may be God's children in the spirit. A mother should be more careful of her children's pious breeding--than she should be fearful of her children's worldly bearing.
Take heed, lest these flowers grow in the devil's garden! Take heed, that though you bring them out in corruption--yet do not bring them down to damnation! Those are not mothers--but monsters--who while they are teaching their children the way to heaven with their lips--are leading them to hell with their lives!
You let out your efforts to make them great--lift up your prayers to make them godly; that before you die from them--you may see Christ live in them. While these twigs are green and tender--they should be bowed towards God.
Children are in a family--as passengers are in a boat. The husband and wife are as a pair of oars to row them to their desired haven!
Let these small pieces of timber be hewed and squared for the celestial building.
By putting a scepter of grace into their hands--you will set a crown of glory upon their heads! "Train up a child in the way he should go--and when he is old, he will not depart from it." Proverbs 22:6
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