An experienced parent once said, “Before I got married I had six theories about bringing up children, now I have six children and no theories.”
In chapter 5 the church was designated as the Bride of Christ.
In chapter 6 she is to be a good soldier of Christ.
In the future the church will be presented as the Bride of Christ.
The first lesson a soldier must learn is to obey those in authority. He must learn to follow orders. His basic training starts in the home. In fact, to learn how to give orders largely depends on how he learned to obey his parents. The victories of the Christian life are won in the home.
Proverbs 22:6, “Train” Literally means “to touch the Palate of the child.” When a Hebrew mother would feed her baby she first chewed the food and then put it on the tip of her finger and in the mouth of the baby. This helps the baby to swallow. The Palate is the little sensitive portion of the roof of the mouth & has a little dangling thing in back of the throat known as the Uvula.
Lesson: when the child grows old he will never have a problem (or depart from), because he was trained to swallow and take in the Word of God.
What makes a good parent?
Salvation and wholehearted love for the Lord (Deuteronomy 6:4-5; Proverbs 20:7).
God’s Word dwelling in the heart (Deuteronomy 6:6).
(3) A diligent teacher of the Scriptures (Deuteronomy 6:6-9).
One who corrects the child and does not draw back because of his
protests (Proverbs 13:24; 19:18).
A good example (Proverbs 4:11).
Provide the children’s physical needs (1 Timothy 5:8).
Train the child in the nurture and admonition of the Lord (Ephesians 6:4).
Do not provoke the child to wrath and discourage the child by your inconsistency and unreasonableness and un spirituality (Ephesians 6:4).