That Which is Learned When One Is Young

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“Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.”
–Proverbs 22:6

It’s funny how the mind works.

A few days ago–while focused completely on a task at hand–during the course of physical work, the hands became dirty.

This led to the thought, “There’s a break coming soon because these hands MUST be washed!”

What was funny about that decidedly NON-funny thought was the thought which almost immediately followed.

“I wonder how long I’ve been washing my hands?”

And a number of thoughts soon pushed and shoved their way into the discussion.

“I wonder if Mom ever thinks about teaching her family all of those small skills which we still use?”

“This was probably one of the FIRST things Mom taught me when I was a kid.”

“I wonder how long ago it was?”

And before you know it, this topic was explored with a number of other folks–who all added THEIR thoughts on the matter to the process.

“I still look both ways before I cross the street.  That’s something my mom taught me!”

“My mom was big on me chewing with my mouth shut.  (Laughing) It’s probably why I do it today.”

“My mom was a nurse.  Washing our hands was always a big deal in our house!”

God’s Word has a LOT of child-rearing tips in it: Proverbs 22:6 is most likely the best known and one which many take to heart.

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Even IF most do NOT believe the rest of God’s Word.

HOWEVER, even the world agrees with Proverbs 22:6–even if it’s mostly in a roundabout way.

Perhaps because Proverbs 22:6 is so hard to disagree with?

“A child miseducated is a child lost.”
John F. Kennedy

“I know of no better answer to the foul practices that confront our young people than the teachings of a mother, given in love with an unmistakable warning.”
Gordon B. Hinckley

“Students never appreciate their teachers while they are learning. It is only later, when they know more of the world, that they understand how indebted they are to those who instructed them. Good teachers expect no praise or love from the young. They wait for it, and in time, it comes.”
Darren Shan

Yes, one DOES learn a LOT of skills and information used DAILY when one is taught these things when young.

BUT,

A bit of hard thinking leads one to the conclusion that teaching children things when they are young works BOTH ways.

It works for those who teach their children valuable skills and life lessons.

AND, it ALSO works for those who teach their children superstition, lies and stories told to the parent when the parent was a child.

A famous witch once made the statement “I come from a family of witches. While you were learning the 23rd Psalm, I was reading Tolkien and CS Lewis.”
C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien: Heretical Fruits

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Just as children from years gone by learned valuable lessons that stuck with them because they began learning those lessons when younger, so modern children, by and large, learn unbelief, ignorance and lies that stick with them because they began learning these things when they were younger.

Does the reader have children?

Does the reader teach his children about God, Jesus and God’s Word?

OR, does the reader steer clear of these subjects because they “cause confusion and disagreements“?

It is not YET too late: there is still a little time to change direction (repent), place your faith (hope) for the future entirely on Jesus Christ and enter the kingdom of heaven.

DOES the reader believe he is saved?

Make Your Calling and Election Sure: End Times Survival

DOES the reader believe he is NOT saved?

Time is Running Out: Today is the Day of Salvation

THE GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST

“Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:

And that he was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve: After that, he was seen of above five hundred brethren at once; of whom the greater part remain unto this present, but some are fallen asleep. After that, he was seen of James; then of all the apostles. And last of all he was seen of me also, as of one born out of due time. ”
1 Corinthians 15:1-8

“For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.”
-–Romans 1:16

A Reminder: The Gospel is Simple

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[Portions of this piece appeared originally in End Times Prophecy Headlines: October 19 2021.]

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by Jeremiah Jameson
–with Mondo Frazier

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