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Teaching Your Children (part II)

Teaching Your Children (part II)
Proverbs 13:20  He that walketh with wise men shall be wise: but a companion of fools shall be destroyed.
Teach Your Children:To carefully select their companions –– Proverbs 1:11-18, “If they say, Come with us, let us lay wait for blood, let us lurk privily for the innocent without cause: Let us swallow them up alive as the grave; and whole, as those that go down into the pit: We shall find all precious substance, we shall fill our houses with spoil: Cast in thy lot among us; let us all have one purse: My son, walk not thou in the way with them; refrain thy foot from their path:  For their feet run to evil, and make haste to shed blood.  Surely in vain the net is spread in the sight of any bird.  And they lay wait for their own blood; they lurk privily for their own lives.”
The power of association speaks volumes in shaping the character of a young person’s life. It is so important that we, as parents, help to mold our children’s moral strength by initiat…

Teaching Your Children

Teaching Your Children
Deuternomy 6:5-8 And thou shalt love the LORD thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might. And these words, which I command thee this day, shall be in thine heart: And thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up. And thou shalt bind them for a sign upon thine hand, and they shall be as frontlets between thine eyes.
The book of Proverbs is a wonderful and intensely practical guide that contains much wisdom mothers and fathers can impart to their children. Here are some lessons that will serve children well their entire lives.
Teach your children: To have a healthy fear of God –– Proverbs 1:7 says, “The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction.”Proverbs 9:10, “The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: and the knowledge of the holy is un…

Freedom

Freedom
Galatians 5:1 Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage. 

Harriet Tubman was an American bondwoman who escaped from slavery in the South to become a leading abolitionist before the American Civil War. She was born in Maryland in 1820, and successfully escaped in 1849. Yet she returned many times to rescue both family members and non-relatives from the plantation system. She led hundreds to freedom in the North as the most famous "conductor" on the Underground Railroad, an elaborate secret network of safe houses organized for that purpose.
Harriet Tubman was a slave but not by choice. She escaped slavery but returned to the South to help those whom she loved and those she didn’t even know. Slavery was hard and physical violence was a part of daily life for her and her family. The violence she suffered early in life caused permanent physical injuries. Harriet later recounted a particular day …

Burden Bearer

Burden Bearer
Galatians 6:1,2  Brethren, if a man be overtaken in a fault, ye which are spiritual, restore such an one in the spirit of meekness; considering thyself, lest thou also be tempted. Bear ye one another's burdens, and so fulfil the law of Christ.

The Old Testament prophet, Amos, name means, burden bearer. The prophets of the O.T. bore the burdens of God’s people even though they were wrongly accused, put into prisons, dungeons, or cisterns. Moses was a spokesman and an ambassador for God, a burden bearer, watching and caring for the children of Israel. Christians have been encouraged to comfort, encourage and bear one another’s burdens with the knowledge that Jesus Christ is our Chief Burden Bearer. Psalms 55:22 says, “Cast thy burden upon the LORD, and he shall sustain thee: he shall never suffer the righteous to be moved.”
Burdens are extra heavy loads that people are having trouble dealing with. To bear someone’s burden means that you are willing to help carry that load …

Burnout

Burnout, What’s That?
Matthew 11:28-30 Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.
Burnout is commonly described as an exhausted state in which a person loses interest in a particular activity and even in life in general. Burnout is a state of emotional, physical, social, and spiritual exhaustion. It can lead to declining health, social withdrawal, depression, and a spiritual weariness. Many times, burnout is the result of an extended period of exertion at a particular task (generally with no obvious payoff or end in sight) or the carrying of too many burdens (such as borne by those in the helping professions or those in positions of authority, among others). Burnout can be common among those in high-stress jobs who feel forced to please an earthly master in order to maintain their job and continu…