The responsibilities of children in a family
The responsibilities of children in a family:-Not to be lazy (Proverbs 22:13)-To bring joy to their parents (Proverbs 10:1,15:20)-Not to mock or scorn their parents (Proverbs 30:17)-Not to curse their parents.-To provide for their parents. Paul teaches that children who do not provide for theirrelatives especially their own family have disowned their faith and are worse than non-believers (1 Timothy 5:3-8)-To listen and obey parents’ instructions (Proverbs 13:1)-To take heed of their parents’ counsel and advice (Proverbs 1:8-9)-To honour and respect their parents (Exodus 20:12) Parents also have a duty towards their children, namely:-Not to provoke their children to anger but should bring them up in discipline and in the instruction of the Lord (Ephesians 6:4)-To avoid provoking their children lest they become discouraged (Colossians 3:21)-To discipline their children so that they can be at peace and be happy (Proverbs 29:17).-To train their children the ways of living, so that when they grow up they will not depart from it (Proverbs 22:6) Parents have a duty to ensure that children receive fundamental instructions, which will enable them to be strong and faithful Christians. Proper family upbringing of children will provide a strong foundation for the growth of the church. Children should therefore be encouraged to go to church; they should not be denied the chance to seek Christ.