Profit (Short and Long Term)

Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it– Proverbs 22:6. Parents who teach and counsel their children in the ways of God will see this wonderful benefit for their children’s future lives ─ they will not depart from it. Oh, definitely as our children reach young adulthood they may wander, especially with peer pressure, to see what else is out there, and test their wings (so to speak), and some may stray for years (perhaps not returning until he or she is old) but the promise remains (in Proverbs) that they will return, that they will not depart from it. Well praise God ─ that His Word not only gives us immediate profit, but also shows us the long-term profit when raising our children in the Lord.” ~LMJ~

Makes You Free!

If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed; And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free– John 8:31-32. As disciples of Jesus, we will come to know the truth, for the truth itself shall make us free to be his disciples. I once saw a poster illustrating an arm garbed with a robe and an outstretched hand that we were to assume was Jesus setting a bird free, and the caption below said, The truth will set you free- John 8:32. This Scripture was not even quoted accurately. The kind of freedom that Jesus was teaching was freedom to choose to walk with him; believers are never set free in the sense of being just simply freed to aimlessly wander around. Rather we were made free from the world, to be able to follow and become true Disciples of Christ, through the words of God that Jesus Christ spoke.” ~LMJ~