Fortified by true piety

(J. A. James, "The Character of Joseph")

"Fathers, do not exasperate your children; instead,
 bring them up in the training and instruction of
 the Lord." Ephesians 6:4

Parents! How momentous a duty is it to give sound
Christian instruction to your children at the earliest
period in which they can receive it; and endeavor,
by the most judicious, affectionate, and persevering
methods, to form their character by true religion!

Train them up in the fear of God--that they may
leave home fortified by true piety, to encounter
the temptations of the world, and to endure the
trials of life.

Next to God Himself, a pious child is a parent's
best companion amid the infirmities of old age,
and in the chamber of sickness and death.