The Lord our God has given us the responsibility, not to raise up socially good children,
but to raise up spiritually godly children.
Therefore, the standard of success in our parenting is detemined
by whether our children pursue the path of godliness when they enter adulthood.
And did not he make one? Yet had he the residue of the spirit.
And wherefore one? That he might seek a godly seed.
And, ye fathers, provoke not your children to wrath:
but bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord.
And thou shalt love the LORD thy God
with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might.
And these words, which I command thee this day, shall be in thine heart:
and thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children,
and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up.
Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.
A wise son maketh a glad father: but a foolish man despiseth his mother.
He that begetteth a fool doeth it to his sorrow: and the father of a fool hath no joy.
A foolish son is a grief to his father, and bitterness to her that bare him.
Whoso keepeth the law is a wise son:
but he that is a companion of riotous men shameth his father.
The father of the righteous shall greatly rejoice:
and he that begetteth a wise child shall have joy of him.
Thy father and thy mother shall be glad, and she that bare thee shall rejoice.