Today in this highly competitive age, women can compete with men from the smallest to the greatest profession. Now more than ever before, women have the prerogative to become great scientists, teachers, doctors and even serve side by side with men in our armed forces.
With all this greatness and fulfillment enriching the lives of women, the greatest and most rewarding position is slipping by unnoticed by many thousands of women...that of being a full-time mother to their own little children. "No higher or more sacred office did God ever lay on mortals that that He has laid on women, namely to bear and train children as subjects for His everlasting kingdom." (The Woman of God, by Hallie Adams Kellogg)
Even when a mother makes it her full-time job it is difficult in eighteen years to instill in a child the character that will please God, but especially is it difficult and almost impossible to raise them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord if she puts this great task second in her life. Of course, certain women in their fields have enlightened the secular world in areas where it was greatly needed, but if we have to sacrifice our children on the altar of "Higher Attainment", it is a sacrifice that we, as Christian parents, should not be willing to make.
No matter how great a scientist, teacher, or doctor, etc., a woman may become, if she neglects the spiritual lives of the little children that God has entrusted to her care, she is a failure...because this great and time-consuming position was given to her by the Creator of mankind, and if she fails the little children, she is failing Him! Edna L. Ingram
Proverbs 22:6 "Train up a child in the way he should go; and when he is old, he will not depart from it.
Proverbs 23:24-26 "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. My son, give me thine heart, and let thine eyes observe my ways.