Proverbs 3:21-26 says “My son, do not let wisdom and understanding out of your sight, preserve sound judgment and discretion. They will be life for you and an ornament to grace your neck. Then you will go on your way safely and your foot will not stumble when you lie down, you will not be afraid when you lie down. Sleep will be sweet. Have no fear of sudden disaster of ruin that overtakes the wicked for the Lord will be at your side and keep your foot from being snared.”
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Kids today are growing up in a culture that’s constantly bombarding them with messages of entitlement. Some are subliminal and some outright overt, but they all scream, “I want it. I deserve it, and so, you should give it to me.”
That is a lie and could not be further from the truth.
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1 Corinthians 2:4-5 says: “My message and my preaching were not with wise and persuasive words, but with the demonstration of the Spirit’s power so that your faith might not rest on human wisdom, but on God’s power.” Let me tell you a story. When, when my granddaughter Maile was 16, she texted me one time and she said, Hey Papa, can we get together for dinner? Just us. I quickly responded that as soon as I got back in town from a speaking event, I’d come and pick her up and we’d go wherever she wanted to do dinner. You know what? She just wanted to talk. Not anything remarkable or outstanding. That wasn’t her point. She was really just asking, am I valuable and important enough that you’d like to get together? I heard it loud and clear, and I quickly responded with a resounding YES, of course.
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