"In everything give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you." 1 Thessalonians 5:18.
NOTE.-As a rule, children will reflect the life and principles manifested in their parents. The reason so many children are irreverent, irreligious, and disobedient today is that their parents are so. Like parent, like child. If parents would see a different state of things, they must themselves reform. They must bring God into their homes and make His Word their counselor and guide. They must teach the voice of God addressed to them, and that it is to be implicitly obeyed. "In too many households, prayer is neglected .. If ever there was a time when every house should be a house of prayer, it is now. Fathers and mothers should often lift up their hearts to God in humble supplication for themselves and their children. Let the father, as priest of the household, lay upon the altar of God the morning and evening sacrifice, while the wife and children unite in prayer and praise. In such a household Jesus will love to tarry."-E. G. White, Patriarchs and Prophets, p. 144.
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