A son should have two kinds of work in the home. The first one is chores. He should learn how to pull his weight and do his fair share. It should be expected that everyone in the household have certain things to do. The second kind of work a son should have is additional work with pay. With the pay comes the expectation of learning to manage that pay in line with the Scriptures. This work should be appropriate for a steady income. Later on, when a boy is old enough to get a job outside the home all the same principles apply.

A Father should teach his son how to manage a checkbook, to tithe, to save, to be generous, and to spend wisely. Parents should teach their children to be a worshipper with their money first and a consumer last. For example, let’s say Junior earns one-hundred dollars. Therefore, he must tithe ten dollars. He should then be required to put twenty dollars into savings, set aside twenty for generosity to others (birthday gifts, gifts for mom and dad, brothers and sisters) then the rest on his needs. These lessons can be learned very early. Stacy and I have started incorporating this with our four children. We always set aside a tithe of whatever money they earn doing odd jobs around the house or with money they receive for their birthdays. We are also sure to have them put their tithe in their hand and put it in the offering plate on Sunday morning as an act of worship to God. Children grow up to do what they learned to do as children.