A Parent’s Fruit Bearing After They Are Dead
Parents should do all they can to give God what He desires, “Godly Seed.”
Here is Thomas Watson on how child training is so beneficial…even after the trainers have passed on:
A good piece of ground bears not only a fore-crop but an after-crop. He who is godly does not only bear God a good crop of obedience himself while he lives, but by training his child in the principles of religion, he bears God an after-crop when he is dead.
Thomas Watson, The Godly Man’s Picture, Drawn with a Scripture Pencil, Or, Some Characteristic Marks of a Man Who Is Going to Heaven, (Edinburgh: Banner of Truth Trust, 2009), 187.