Reason Number 2: To understand why trials come into our lives.
Scripture tells us that God is using our trials for a purpose- to conform us to the image of Jesus Christ. A wise man once said, “Our trials are custom-made” for each of us. When we learn to properly respond to our trials, we get grace from God and develop in our lives more of the positive character quality God is working on at the time.
Reason Number 3: The third reason to teach our kids character is help them get the guidance they need for everyday life.
Prov. 11:3 says the “integrity of the upright will guide them.” It’s not always easy to discern God’s next step for us, but when we respond in a godly way to life’s situations, we know that we’re doing the will of God for that moment.
Reason Number 4: We should guide our children in studying character so they may experience the blessings of God.
Psalm 18:20 says “ The Lord rewarded me according to my righteousness; according to the cleanness of my hands hath He recompensed me.” When your child learns to choose truthfulness, he will receive the blessings of truthfulness. When he chooses responsibility he will receive the blessings of being responsible, when he chooses joyfulness, others will enjoy being around him, etc.
More next week.