It has been said that a personâ€™s view of God entering adulthood is founded upon their view of their parents. Exodus 20:12 and Deuteronomy 5:16 unite the parentâ€™s relationship with their child to the childâ€™s covenant relationship with God. In fact Ephesians 6 does this also:
Ephesians 6:1, â€śChildren, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right.â€ť
Now I donâ€™t know about you, but this is a scary thought. As our children increase in â€świsdom and stature and in favor with God and manâ€ť (Luke 2:52), a portion of their concept of God will come from the way we relate to them and treat them. And that is why I believe that one of the greatest negative influences that exists in our society today when it comes to our children is ourselves! And coordinate with this, one of the greatest misrepresentations of God that exists in our world today arises not from Hollywood, television, the mainstream press, liberal commentators or even public schools but from parents.