Your Finances and Your Children – devotional – day 10

Train your children to be faithful and generous givers.
Think about, discuss or pray about the verse that relates most to your life:
Proverbs 22:6 Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he
is old, he will not depart from it. KJV
Genesis 18:19 I have chosen him, so that he will direct his children
and his household after him to keep the way of the LORD by doing
what is right and just.
Deuteronomy 6:6-7 These commandments that I give you today are to
be upon your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them
when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie
down and when you get up.
Psalm 78:4-7 We will tell the next generation the praiseworthy
deeds of the LORD, his power, and the wonders he has done. He
decreed statutes…which he commanded our forefathers to teach their
children, so the next generation would know them, even the children
yet to be born, and they in turn would tell their children. Then they
would put their trust in God and would not forget his deeds but would
keep his commands.
Ephesians 6:4 Bring them (children) up with the loving discipline the
Lord himself approves, with suggestions and godly advice. NLT
John D. Rockefeller said, “I never would have been able to tithe the first million dollars I ever made if I had not tithed on my first salary, which was $1.50 a week.”
Giving a child money to put into an offering plate does not produce a generous adult. If you want to produce a generous adult, you must train a child to tithe from any money he or she receives from family, friends or work projects. This child will grow up to honor God.

from Brian Kluth’s 40 day devotional on becoming more generous.

One Response to “Your Finances and Your Children – devotional – day 10”

  1. Steve Nelson Says:

    The most important part of teaching your Children to be generous adults is by teaching them to give of their time, talents and treasure to the poor and needy among us and to have compassion for others like Jesus did. The emphasis placed on giving of one’s time and talent is most often overlooked or minimized by the American church because of the focus placed on the one T (tithe). In other words teach your kids the 4 T’s, not just the one T. All are equally important in the disciplemaking process.

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