Parents are not perfect. They can make mistakes. They can be wrong about things. But, we learn from their mistakes, and we grow as individuals. Parents have a lot of influence on us, and today, I’m going to share with you 17 insightful Bible verses about parents being wrong.

Bible verses about parents being wrong

There are very few parenting and child-rearing books out there that are clear and easy to understand. The Bible is one of those rare books where you can find solid, unarguable truths in God’s Word and apply them to your loving relationship with your children.

Ephesians 6:4 – Provoking children to anger

Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord.

Ephesians 6:4

Ephesians 6_4 - Provoking Children To Anger

This verse gives the father two goals. One goal is to avoid provoking children to anger. The second goal is to raise them in the Lord’s discipline and guidance.

There are certain actions a father might take to provoke his kids. This brief passage conveys a lot about how fathers should treat their kids. Do you treat your child with contempt and sarcasm? Do you live a genuine Christian life that your child can imitate? Do you indulge your kids or withhold punishment when they do wrong?

If you are engaging in all of this, you are doing it incorrectly, and God will hold you responsible for all you do.

Colossians 3:21 – Boundaries with parents

Fathers, do not exasperate your children, so that they will not lose heart.

Colossians 3:21

Colossians 3_21 - Boundaries With Parents

“Don’t exasperate your children so they won’t lose heart,” fathers are advised. When both the father and the kid follow Paul’s instructions, a right relationship and mutual respect are encouraged.

While a child must obey, a father must avoid frustrating them because this could harm their emotions or spirits and discourage them. Parents can aggravate their kids in a variety of ways.

A child can become discouraged, demotivated, or just irritated if their parents take an overly dictatorial approach, show thoughtless indifference to them, or have little to no discipline at home. Children and their parents today are becoming increasingly estranged from one another. May God help us, parents, to raise our kids in the right way.

Luke 12:53 – The cost of being a good steward

They will be divided, father against son and son against father, mother against daughter and daughter against mother, mother-in-law against daughter-in-law and daughter-in-law against mother-in-law.”

Luke 12:53

Luke 12_53 - The Cost Of Being A Good Steward

This might be the cost of being a good steward, after all. There may very well be conflict when you faithfully follow Jesus. Love for one’s family is admirable, but it cannot replace love for God.

This verse indirectly calls parents to let their children come to God. Parents should allow there to follow Jesus, this way there’ll be peace in the family, for wherever Jesus is, there is peace.

Proverbs 22:15 – Ignorance or a sinful disposition

Foolishness is bound in the heart of a child; but the rod of correction shall drive it far from him.

Proverbs 22:15 KJV

Proverbs 22_15 - Ignorance Or A Sinful Disposition

This verse lets us that God Himself disciplines His own children to bring about their perfection for both His and their benefit. What does God’s use of a scourge or rod on a person demonstrate? His affection for them! A loving parent will definitely use the rod and use it early.

Jesus was born without ignorance or a sinful disposition. He never failed to obey his parents. His character was smart without folly even from birth. Let us imitate God the father so we’ll not be bad parents who could not carry out the task of training up a child

Ephesians 4:29 – The will of God

 Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen.
Ephesians 4:29 ESV
Ephesians 4_29 - Th Will Of God

Proverbs 22:6 – Adopt specific godly attitudes and behaviors

Train a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not turn from it.

Proverbs 22:6 ESV

Proverbs 22_6 - Adopt Specific Godly Attitudes And Behaviors

In order for our children to learn from us as parents, Paul exhorts us to live in a particular way, adopt specific godly attitudes and behaviors, and refrain from things that are carnal and fleshly. He exhorts us to rid ourselves of worldly vices.

We are to avoid speaking when we are when anger rises in our hearts in front of children and not place our frustrations on them but deal with wrong motives and harmful emotions.
We are exhorted to speak wholesome words and do good things that encourage and edify our children to the way of the Lord

Ezekiel 18:20 – Bringing them up in the way of the Lord.

The soul who sins is the one who will die. The son will not share the guilt of the father, nor will the father share the guilt of the son. The righteousness of the righteous man will be credited to him, and the wickedness of the wicked will be charged against him.
Ezekiel 18:20
Ezekiel 18_20 - Bringing Them Up In The Way Of The Lord

Parents are charged with the responsibility to bring forth children and train them in the way of the Lord.

This verse calls all parents to reflect on their actions whilst carrying out the responsibility that is given to them by God. On judgment day, every individual is going to receive his rewards for a job well done or not. No reward or punishment of the parent will be passed on to the children.

Bible verse about parents mistreating a child

1 John 3:11-12 is a Bible verse about parents mistreating a child. The word misused here refers to the abuse of power by parents over their children, which includes physical and mental violence. However, the word is also used in other contexts in the Bible and religious texts.

Isaiah 49:15

“Can a mother forget the baby at her breast and have no compassion on the child she has borne? Though she may forget, I will not forget you!”

Isaiah 49:15

Isaiah 49_15

This verse explicitly brings to light the example of a parent mistreating a child. One way or the other, we’ve let our emotions get the best of us and we end up hurting our children. God, who is our father keeps calling us to imitate him for He never forgets or mistreats us his children.

Let us learn to be better parents for our children, God in heaven will see our good works and bless us.

Titus 2:4

so that they may encourage the young women to love their husbands, to love their children.

Titus 2:4

Titus 2_4

Today, we’ve heard stories of mothers abandoning their babies due to lots of reasons.

This verse exhorts mothers to know that they are the primary caregiver of a child and that abandoning a child for whatever reason does not please God. Let us pray to God for strength to raise the children he has given us.

Mark 10:14

When Jesus saw what was happening, he was angry with his disciples. He said to them, “Let the children come to me. Don’t stop them! For the Kingdom of God belongs to those who are like these children.”

Mark 10:14

Mark 10_14

They were really wise parents to bring their kids to Jesus so He might bless them. How crucial it is to bring babies and young children to the Lord, consecrate them to Him, instruct them in the Scriptures, and train them on the right path. God created families, and every parent’s top priority should be to introduce their kids to Jesus and instill in them the magnificent truths of the gospel of Christ.

We were commanded to communicate the magnificent gospel of grace with young children in our roles as parents, grandparents, siblings, and souls who had been saved by grace through trust in Christ.

 Psalm 127:3

Children are a gift from the LORD; they are a reward from him.

 Psalm 127:3

Every child is a divine miracle since we are all so magnificently crafted. Children are a blessing and a heritage from the Lord, and the Bible contains many instructions for parents on how to raise their children in a Christian manner.

May those who have been given the heritage and gift of children take their parental duties seriously and raise them in the way they should walk since God has promised that they will not stray from the path of Truth when they are old. May we who have been given the incredible duty of being parents by the Lord recognize it and not abuse the children He has given us.

Bible verses about strict parents

Strict parents are responsible for every little thing their children do, from how well they study to which friends they hang around with.

But what about Bible verses about strict parents? This section presents some Bible verses about how your parents should treat you and what kind of consequences you deserve.

2 Corinthians 12:14

Here for the third time I am ready to come to you. And I will not be a burden, for I seek not what is yours but you. For children are not obligated to save up for their parents, but parents for their children.

2 Corinthians 12:14

While Paul does not mean that children should never provide for their parents or set money aside for an ill, impoverished, or infirm father, he does suggest that these obligations pale in comparison to a parent’s responsibility to provide for their offspring. However, Paul emphasized that parental responsibility is more fundamental in this passage.

Our heavenly parent, God, provides for our needs. In turn, we are told to take care of our kids since that is our duty.

1 Corinthians 13:4-7

Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.

1 Corinthians 13:4-7

When we think about this verse, let’s dig a little deeper to understand its actual significance and pray fervently for Christ to be created in us so that we can love as He loves.

Prayer for parents of a troubled child

Father in heaven, help me to produce the godly fruit of love. May I strive to love as Christ loved and live a life of love? Help me, Lord Jesus, to fulfill my parental duty toward my kids, to lead them to you, and may the love of Jesus be seen in and through me, by the power of Your Holy Spirit. I ask in the name of Jesus, amen.

Ephesians 6:4

Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord.

Ephesians 6:4

Prior to mentioning the risk of passing on our anger to our children, Paul is concerned with our anger. We are told as parents to put aside everything that can provoke our kids.

Unpredictable conduct, a short fuse, inconsistent rules and punishment, neglect, and other forms of mental, emotional, and physical abuse are all attitudes that frequently provoke kids.

Instead, we are tasked with “bringing them up in the training and instruction of the Lord.” As a result, we are expected to lead by example and provide gentle, consistent education on God’s Word. Children should also be taught to reason independently and critically so that, when the time comes, they can freely decide to take the most logical course of action, which is to place their faith in Jesus Christ for salvation.

Psalm 27:10

For my father and my mother have forsaken me, but the Lord will take me in.

Psalm 27:10

This psalm is the ideal private reminder that God is watching out for us. This Bible verse’s message is relevant to everyone, not simply those who, for one reason or another, were fatherless and/or motherless as children. Your parents may have let you down, but if you unite with God by adhering to His Law and following His love in Jesus, who is His Son, He will be your Father for all time and will take care of you.

If you are a Christian and value your relationship with God above everything else, you are not abandoned by your parents and are not left to cope with your loneliness and brokenness on your own. God is your benevolent Father, and His Law will lead and uphold you.

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