Parenting

Exodus 20:12

Exodus 20:12

Honor your father and mother. Then you will live a long, full life in the land the LORD your God is giving you.

After Thought

This commandment carries with it a promise of blessing for those who follow it. Because there are no perfect parents this can also be an opportunity to live the "golden rule." Do to others as you would have them do to you.

~ Pastor Bob

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Isaiah 64:8

Isaiah 64:8

Yet You, Lord, are our Father. We are the clay, You are the potter; we are all the work of your hand.

After Thought

May the strength of God pilot us, may the wisdom of God instruct us, may the hand of God protect us, may the word of God direct us. Be always ours this day and for evermore.

~ St. Patrick

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Isaiah 54:13

Isaiah 54:13

All your children shall be taught by the Lord, and great shall be the peace of your children.

After Thought

May God always give our children peace in their hearts and in their their homes. May they have no fears within, and no fighting without.

~ Pastor Bob

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Psalm 127:3

Psalm 127:3

Behold, children are a gift of the LORD, the fruit of the womb is a reward.

After Thought

Children are arrows shot beyond the horizon of your life. If aimed properly those arrows in your hand will never be arrows in your heart. Remember they are a blessing and not a burden.

~ Pastor Bob

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Psalm 71:9

Psalm 71:9

Do not cast me away when I am old; do not forsake me when my strength is gone.

After Thought

His faithful friend bore with him the burdens of youth and now he faithfully bears the burdens of her old age. She still gets to go where he goes. A true testament of love and friendship that mirrors God's promise that "He will never leave us nor forsake us." (Deuteronomy 31:6)

~ Pastor Bob

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Psalm 145:4

Psalm 145:4

Let each generation tell its children of your mighty acts; let them proclaim your power.

After Thought

Children learn what is most important to their parents by watching what they do more than by merely listening to what they say. Hypocrisy is learned as they observe the disagreement between words and actions.

~ Pastor Bob

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