Train Up a Child in the Way He Should Go
Some may find this cute or funny, some may find this offensive, and some may find it supernatural, powerful, and joyful!
While I can understand the reservations of those who oppose this, the Bible teaches us to: “Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it” (Proverbs 22:6).
One viewer’s comment on YouTube, where this video is posted, sums it up: “Is it brainwashing to let our children watch and learn word for word, jayZ and Beyonce, and whoever else’s songs that they learn from watching? If prayer can be taught- WHAT BETTER THING COULD WE TEACH A CHILD?!”
The fact is, we are all teaching our kids something: most parents, in fact, are letting the TV program their children night and day–how to talk, how to behave, how to dress, and how to disrespect or ignore God and their parents and to follow after the pattern of this world.
Why is it so offensive to teach a child to praise God? Is it wrong to teach a child this age to pray in this way? If there is any offense, perhaps the only offense could be seen at the pomp and circumstance of putting a young child in front of a microphone and in front of a large gathering. But did not God’s people gather in His Temple in the days of old when God dwelled in their tents? Was there not a culture of praise among God’s people?
Perhaps it is time that we shunned our TV-culture parenting, turned off the world’s music and idols who are being worshipped daily, and raise our children up in the way they should go!
Again, I say — “Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it” (Proverbs 22:6).
– From ‘Baby TD Jake Prays’ video.