Equipping Sons: Proverbs 6

Proverbs 6
12 A scoundrel, a vicious man, lives by crooked speech, 13 winking his eyes, shuffling his feet, pointing with his fingers. 14 With deceit in his heart, he is always plotting evil and sowing discord. 15 Therefore disaster suddenly overcomes him; unexpectedly, he is broken beyond repair. 16 There are six things ADONAI hates, seven which he detests: 17 a haughty look, a lying tongue, hands that shed innocent blood, 18 a heart that plots wicked schemes, feet swift in running to do evil, 19 a false witness who lies with every breath, and him who sows strife among brothers.
20 My son, obey your father’s command, and don’t abandon your mother’s teaching. 21 Bind them always on your heart, tie them around your neck. 22 When you walk, they will lead you; when you lie down, they will watch over you; and when you wake up, they will talk with you. 23 For the mitzvah is a lamp, Torah is light, and reproofs that discipline are the way to life.

Teach these things to your sons, Momma, and do not fear the words of the Scriptures. They are life-giving and will get into his soul before he needs them, and he will be equipped to think about what choices he will make in any given situation. Do not wait to equip him until it is too late and he has to search it out or make a mistake and back-pedal.

The Scripture continues:

24 They keep you from an evil woman, from a loose woman’s seductive tongue. 25 Don’t let your heart lust after her beauty or allow her glance to captivate you. 26 The price… (Read More)

Teach him these words from very young, and as he grows, the set apart spirit will show him the meanings it has for his life!

Shalom and blessings to you~

Mrs. Dixon

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Mrs. Jacque Dixon and her husband, Matt, have graduated 2 daughters and continue to train their remaining children up in YHVH’s narrow way, home schooling on their small homestead in Indiana. She is co-owner and Manager of Gleaning the Harvest, a mission founded by the Dixons, presenting widowed/single mother home school families to YHVH’s people. She is owner and publisher of Training Sons to Be Men, and Training Daughters, Teaching Wives. You can also read encouraging home school articles and more about the Dixon family at Walking Therein.

Keeping Our Sons In Holiness

My friend Ruth at But First We Have Coffee wrote up an excellent post today. Something that is so very important and so very missing in Christianity today: Training Children In Holiness & Purity. I thought it only fitting to post about it on our Training Children blogs.

She talks about us, as the Momma taking the time and measures to do what it takes to make sure our children know what it means to be set apart. We aren’t just called to be saved from our sins.We aren’t just called to do or not do certain things. We are called to Be Holy and Set Apart for Him.

Sometimes Dad isn’t home to do it. Sometimes it is just up to us. WE are with them more, and we have to apply the standards of God’s Word. We live with them, and this is not just a Sunday morning thing. This is LIFE. Oh, dear Father, please help us to hear this in our spirits!!

In light of the idea of keeping our children pure…and even ourselves, what steps can we do to be sanctified…holy…set apart?

Even if our husbands are not washing us in the word, we can be washing our children in God’s Word. It’s a whole lifestyle change….remember…we are aliens and strangers here….this world is only temporary. Where do we hang our hat? We can be keeping them set apart by:

Her list includes just about the same exact things we do in our home to protect our children and keep them in holiness. Some things we have learned the hard way, but once learned, the lesson is something not to be forgotten!

I was going to make a list of my own, and I really tried to, but, seriously, I couldn’t. I didn’t want to copy hers, and my list looks just the same as hers does. Maybe I will expound on some of the points in the list in the future. They are definitely standards that each Christian home should put into practice, because we ARE all called to be Holy as God is holy.

BUT she did more than just give us a list of to-do’s. She qualified it with the Word, which is most important. Our Father, Yehovah God, desires us to be holy as HE is holy.

Proverbs 14:12
There can be a way which seems right to a person, but at its end are the ways of death.

Can we ever be as holy as He is? No, of course not. But, he did command us to try. His People, His heritage, our relationship with him depends on it. Making a list and striving to live in holiness does not make us better than other Believers. It doesn’t mean “we have arrived”. It only means that we are following what He commanded us to do. There is no comparison to others; we are called to a personal relationship, and this, believe me, is personal!

Please, is there is no other post or article you read today, read Ruth’s post on Training Children In Holiness & Purity. Please read the Scriptures she has put together. Please ask the Lord HOW to apply His holiness to your life and your children’s. Then do it.

Thank you, Ruth, for the Scriptures and reminders of God’s Holiness needed, not only to train in our children, but also needed in our own lives.

Jacque Sig

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Mrs. Jacque Dixon and her husband, Matt, train their eight children up in the LORD home schooling on their small homestead in Indiana. They are the founders of Gleaning the Harvest, presenting widows and fatherless to the Body of Christ. She is owner and publisher of Training Sons to Be Men, and Training Daughters, Teaching Wives, where she is a regular columnist. You can also read encouraging home school articles and more about the Dixon family at Walking Therein.