4 Examples Of Trans-generational Parenting That Everyone Must Emulate
-By Bisi Adewale
“These are the generations of Noah: Noah was a just man and perfect in his generations, and Noah walked with God.” Genesis 6:9 KJV
Trans-generational Parenting is the kind of parenting work that allows parents to pass their beliefs, faith, values and way of life to their children and children of their children, thus, affecting many generations after them.
When a fruit is dropped we see a seed inside but God sees a forest inside the seed;
When a child is born we see a baby, God sees a generation or even a nation
Anytime a baby is born, we think of a small human being, but God thinks of an elongation of generations.
He had David in mind when He led Ruth to Boaz. Boaz gave birth to Obed; Obed gave birth to Jesse; and Jesse gave birth to David.
When Obed was born, nobody knew that Solomon would be in his lineage. The birth of a child is not an accident. God sent him into the world to continue the generational vision.
That is why God expects all parents to see every child as a generational carrier of the good news and raise the child in such a way generations of righteousness will continue.
THE ABRAHAM EXAMPLE
Abraham’s story is a classic example of trans-generational parenting.
God started with him in Genesis 12. He walked with God in faith for several years and handed over the baton to Isaac his covenant son. Isaac also walked with the Lord in righteousness and handed over the baton to Jacob, who also walked with the Lord and passed the baton to his children. The righteous record of Joseph in the house of Potiphar is a good example of the fact that righteousness still continued in that lineage to his own generation long after his great-great-grandfather, Abraham.
BOAZ AND RUTH
They both gave birth to Obed, who gave birth to Jesse that gave birth to David.
“And Salmon begat Boaz, and Boaz begat Obed, And Obed begat Jesse, and Jesse begat David.” Ruth 4:21-22 KJV
“When I call to remembrance the unfeigned faith that is in thee, which dwelt first in thy grandmother Lois, and thy mother Eunice; and I am persuaded that in thee also.” 2 Timothy 1:5 KJV
Lois, a grandmother, raised her child, Eunice and Timothy who later rose up to become a leader of his time and a servant of God, thus, making a generational impact.
“So all the generations from Abraham to David are fourteen generations; and from David until the carrying away into Babylon are fourteen generations; and from the carrying away into Babylon unto Christ are fourteen generations.” Matthew 1:17 KJV
The generation through which Jesus came into the world started with Abraham till Mary and Joseph, making 42 generations. God did everything to preserve this generation because of the coming of the Lord Jesus Christ. The law of God, the word of God and the testimonies of God were passed from one generation to another because they obeyed His commandment of doing a trans-generational parenting work done upon their children.