Thank You, Mom!

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  • Solomon’s audience – a Sensible person
    • Prudent; Resourceful
  • Children must be taught
    • Training/Discipleship
    • Athletics
      • Focus
      • Physical/Mental abilities
      • Reduce risk of injury
    • “Youth” – infancy to adolescence
  • Children must be shown the Way
    • A road / A beaten path
      • Tradition
    • Change is appropriate but compromise is forbidden
      • Sanctity of life
      • Sanctity of marriage
      • Sinful condition of mankind
      • Need for a Savior
      • Only one means of salvation
    • New Testament “Way”
      • Acts 9:2
      • Existed throughout the Old Testament and into the New
  • The Alternative path
    • Proverbs 22:5
      • Thorns and snares
      • “Crooked” – perverse or distorted
  • The lasting Legacy
    • Faithfulness taught will last a lifetime
    • Faithfulness improves and strengthens with age
  • Is this a guarantee?
    • Proverbs are not promises
    • A parent’s faith will sanctify a child. It is personal faith that brings salvation
    • Solomon’s only son became one of the evil kings of Judah
  • 2 Timothy 1:4, 5
    • Lois and Eunice taught Timothy what the Bible had for him
      • 2 Tim. 3:14, 15

 

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