Saturday, November 26, 2011

Teach Your Children Well!

As I am graced with age, so to comes wisdom and understanding. These gifts are generally kept from the young as if a reward for time spent. To compensate it seems God gives the youth strength; and the duty of a young man is to use that strength to discipline themselves into obedience. Part of that discipline is also productivity; using God's gifts to the best of your ability to survive in the highest manner possible to glorify the Lord.

"He who has a slack hand becomes poor, but the hand of the diligent becomes rich. He who gathers in the summer is a wise son; he who sleeps in harvest is a son who causes shame."-Proverbs 10:4-5

I find it interesting those who slack rely upon excuses and blame to rationalize their lack of productivity. Some of those excuses and some of the blaming can seem pretty darn reasonable, but the results are still the same. Goals and responsibilities were not met. A sure cure is to allow the lazy and those who place blame at the feet of others to eat their own cooking. Wallow in the fruits of their lack of labor, if you will. Subsidizing bad behavior has a great deal to do with the results our country is experiencing today.

"The soul of the sluggard desireth, and hath nothing: but the soul of the diligent shall be made fat."-Proverbs 13:4

It's imperative we teach responsibility to our children. Orrin Woodward has always told me, "you can discipline yourself or allow others to do it for you." Wouldn't it be easier to send prepared, disciplined children out into this unforgiving world? Are their rooms clean? Are they given responsibilities and do they handle them in a timely manner? Are they fluent in the teachings of the Bible and understanding that God is where the glory all goes? If not they are leaving the house and entering a hostile environment unarmed. As Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young told us in song....Teach your children well!

God Bless!
Capt. Bill

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