— Dr. Delbert Scott is the President of Kansas City College and Bible School.
For a number of years we had the privilege of attending a Christian conference specifically held for state and federal legislators in the north woods of Michigan. It was a great opportunity to get away from the regular grind and to focus on studying the principles of God’s Word as it relates to leadership, legislating, and current issues.
Normally we stayed at the conference center which housed only leaders and their spouses. One year, however, we decided to make a family vacation out of the trip and took our children with us. We stayed at a facility a few miles away. In order for our children to participate at the conference, Mr. Gothard wanted to meet them personally and look them in the eye. He used for his principle Proverbs 15:30, “The light of the eyes rejoiceth the heart.”
He was very careful about the type of young people who would influence the spirit of the conference and knew if they had peace with God it would show through their eyes. They passed the test!
It is the responsibility of all Christian parents to instill in their children the Word of God and to do everything possible to lead their children in the right direction. “Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it” (Prov. 22:11).