The Impact Of Consecrated Parents
By Charles H. Spurgeon
Wholehearted Christians are usually blessed with posterity of a like kind. Consecrated men and women live to see their children following in their steps. Be thorough and true, and your family will respect your faith. The almost inevitable consequence of respect in a child towards his parent is a desire to imitate him. It is not always so, but as a rule it is so. If the parents live unto God in a thorough-hearted way, their sons and daughters aspire to the same thing. They see the beauty of religion at home around the fireside, and their conscience, being quickened, leads them to pray to God that they may have the same piety, so that when they, themselves, commence a household, they may enjoy the same happiness.... “Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it” (Prov. 22:6). Temporal and spiritual blessings come upon households where the heads of the family are completely consecrated to God.