Be imitators of God, therefore, as dearly loved children and live a life of love, just as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God. – Ephesians 5:1-2
Be careful what you do in front of your child. The old saying is true, “He who sins before a child, sins double.”
Strive to be a living epistle of Christ, one that your family can plainly read. Be an example of reverence for the Word of God, reverence in prayer, reverence for means of grace, reverence for the Lord’s day.
Be an example in words, in temper, in diligence, in temperance, in faith, in charity, in kindness, in humility.
Do not think your children will practice what they do not see you do. You are their model picture – and they will copy what you are.
Your reasoning and your lecturing, your wise commands and your good advice – all this they may not understand, but they can understand your life!