A merry heart maketh a cheerful countenance...Proverbs 15:13

Friday, October 21, 2011

On Children

"You will see many in this day who allow their children to choose and think for themselves long before they are able, and even make excuses for their disobedience, as if it were a thing not to be blamed. To my eyes, a parent always yielding, and a child always having its own way, are a most painful sight – painful, because I see God’s appointed order of things inverted and turned upside down – painful, because I feel sure the consequence to that child’s character in the end will be self-will, pride, and self-conceit. You must not wonder that men refuse to obey their Father which is in heaven, if you allow them, when children, to disobey their father who is upon earth."

J.C. Ryle

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  1. We enjoy Ryle's work...thanks for sharing this!

    Lori

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