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What part of the bible should kids read if they have trouble with their parents?

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2011-10-22 12:32:27
2011-10-22 12:32:27

There is not an exact book of The Bible that a child should read when they are having problems with their parents. just know that god has made you for a reason. throughout most books of the old testemant, father's encounter problems with their children but whatever problem they are having is for a reason and usually that reason is good. what i would suggest is to keep praying, god will hear you. talk to him about whatever it is that you need help with. he may not answer right away but over time he will and you will know he has given your answer to you. just know that whatever he is doing is for a reason, have faith in what he has set for you.

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The Psalms and Proverbs have good sayings, as does Ephesians.

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It really depends on what kind of 'trouble' is being spoken of.

*If you're speaking of 'abuse'of some kind, a young person should get help from a responsible adult (teacher, policeman, minister). Physical and sexual abuse are cruel, dangerous and unacceptable to God (Galatians 5:19-21)(1 Corinthians 6:9+10)

*If, on the other hand, this 'trouble' involves personality conflicts and disagreements, there are many Biblical points to think about. Scripturally, everyone has responsibilities and roles to play in the family unit. Under the Mosaic Law, the parents (primarily the father)had the responsibility to train the children(Deuteronomy 4:5+9; Deuteronomy 6:4-9; Psalm 78:5)and the child was expected to respect and obey the parents (Exodus 20:12; Deuteronomy 27:16; Leviticus 19:32; Proverbs 10:1). Obedience to parents was vital for God's approval(Proverbs 4:1; Proverbs 19:20; Proverbs 23:22-25).

That principle has not changed in our day.

*Children are still expected to be obedient to their parents(Colossians 3:20; Ephesians 6:1-3)and show them honor for the position God has put them in (1 Timothy 5:4; Matthew 15:4; Hebrews 12:9). Timothy learned how to be a responsible Christian man from his mother and grandmother (2 Timothy 1:5; 2 Timothy 3:14+15). Even Jesus was submissive to his imperfect, earthly parents as a child (Luke 2:51), setting the example for all.

*Meanwhile, parents still have the responsibility to care for and discipline their children with the kindness and love Christ showed for his congregation (Ephesians 6:4;1 Corinthians 11:3; Colossians 3:21)

All people are under a lot of stress today, and all of us, parents AND children, can act rashly sometimes, under pressure (Ecclesiastes 7:7), so we ALL need to be forgiving of one another, work on our own personalities(Colossians 3:5-14) and NOT isolate ourselves (Proverbs 18:1).

Regular prayer to God, pouring out our heart to him (Psalm 62:7+8), and a study of the Bible with the desire to make application of it's council in our lives, can make a huge difference in our view of things (Hebrews 4:12; Romans 12:2; Ephesians 4:20-24) and give us principles to live by that will improve life at home or anywhere.

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