JEREMIAH 10 :23 says o Lord, I know that the way of man is NOT IN himself: it is NOT IN man that walketh to direct his steps. PROVERBS 22:15 says foolishness is bound up in the heart of a CHILD; but the rod of correction shall drive it far from him. Another translation says a child`s heart is filled with rebellion, but proper punishment and correction with love will drive in out of him. Another translation says children will naturally do foolish and careless things, but a good and proper punishment will TEACH children how to behave.
JOB 14:1 says man is born of a woman is of few days and full of trouble.
EPHESIANS 6:1-4 says children OBEY your parents (IN THE LORD) it has to agree with GOD`S WORD, FOR THIS IS RIGHT. It is always right to obey GOD. Honor thy father and mother, that it may be well with thy soul and thou mayest live long on the earth. And ye fathers provoke NOT your children to wrath but BRING them up in the NURTURE AND ADMONITION OF THE LORD.
I TIMOTHY 5:8 says but if any (parents) PROVIDE NOT for his own (in need) and SPECIALLY for members of his own house (family) he hath denied THE FAITH) and is worse then an infidel (someone that does not believe in GOD). Parents MUST provide GOD`S word to their children so that the foolishness and rebellion can be driven out of them. The longer that we wait the harder it will be. So many children and parents and grandparents still have bound up within inside themselves no knowledge of GOD`S WORD to properly direct their life in the way it should go. But there is a person in the bible that received WHAT he needed WHEN we should HAVE RECEIVED IT. Listen and READ closely. II
TIMOTHY 3:10-17 says but thou (Timothy) hast known my (Paul) doctrine (God`s teaching) my manner of life, my purpose, longsuffering, charity (love and concern), patience. Many persecutions and afflictions came upon me at Antioch, Iconium and Lystra. All those persecutions I endured: and out of them all the LORD DELIVERED ME yes, he did. Yea and ALL THAT WILL LIVE GODLY (holy and pure lives) in CHRIST JESUS will suffer persecution. But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse deceiving and being deceived. (Because the foolishness was not driven out of them when young). BUT you (TIMOTHY) continue thou in the things which thou HAST LEARNED and hast been assured of, knowing of whom thou hast LEARNED them (from your mother and grandmother). And that FROM A CHILD thou hast (learned and now know them) the HOLY scriptures, which are able to MAKE THEE WISE UNTO SALVATION THROUGH FAITH WHICH is in CHRIST JESUS. All Scripture is given by inspiration of GOD and is profitable for doctrine (teaching others) for reproof OF wrong and sin) for CORRECTION (WITHOUT IT NO MAN CAN STAY SAVED) FOR INSTRUCTIONS in righteousness (how to live Godly). THAT the man of God may be PERFECT thoroughly furnished unto ALL GOOD WORKS.
Matthew 18:3-5 says except ye be converted (obey the gospel according to ACTS hear, believe, repent, confess, be baptized) and become as a little child, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of HEAVEN. Whosoever humblest himself as this little child, the same is the GREATEST in the kingdom of heaven (the church). And whoso shall receive one such little child (a righteous and faithful CHRISTIAN) RECEIVETH JESUS CHRIST.
Matthew 19:14 says suffer little children and forbid them not to come unto me; for such IS THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN (the church full of HUMBLE CHRISTIANS ESTEEMING OTHERS BETTER THEN THEMSELVES). Little children know how to get along with one another. They can play together all day without fussing or fighting. If something comes up that upsets some one it is all forgiven and forgotten in a few minutes. They get along with other races and what they have on does not upset them. How often these changes in about 15 years. We cannot get along with a different race and people that have on vile clothing and people with an odor and blue hair. PEOPLE start letting differences misjudge people. Its not the outer appearance but the inward person. The person received the oracles of GOD while still a child. God and Jesus are the great physicians(spiritual) and rules and runs the physical. THE inner part the heart and mind of man controls all the words and actions of man. When the inner man is cared for properly then the outer man will be taken care of properly. Faith cometh by hearing and hearing by the WORD OF GOD where by we access GOD`S MAGNIFICENT GRACE where we stand because anything done without faith is sin. GOD help all parents, grandparents, uncles, nephews, teenagers, and the elderly to realize the THE BIBLE IS THE MOST NEEDED YES NEEDED THING IN THE WORLD. PEOPLE know your BIBLE. OBEY it closely and read and study it daily.
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