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Character: The Best Gift You Can Give Your Kids


Parenting is pretty simple.

1. Food, Shelter, Clothing

2. Character

Character – Riches

Proverbs 22:1

A good name is to be more desired than great wealth, favor is better than silver and gold.

Character - Comfort.

Proverbs 15:19

The way of the lazy is as a hedge of thorns, But the path of the upright is a highway.

Proverbs 10:26

Like vinegar to the teeth and smoke to the eyes, so is the lazy one to those who send him.

Character – Pleasure

Proverbs 21:17

He who loves pleasure will become a poor man; He who loves wine and oil will not become rich.

Character - Popularity.

James 4:4

You adulteresses, do you not know that friendship with the world is hostility toward God? Therefore, whoever wishes to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God.

Character - Winning/Success

Proverbs 22:4

The reward of humility and the fear of the Lord are riches, honor, and life.

Character: strength of moral fiber.

Making Parenting Simple

Psalm 119:9

How can a young person stay on the path of purity? By living according to your word.

Deuteronomy 4:2

Do not add to what I command you and do not subtract from it but keep the commands of the Lord your God that I give you.

1. Pick up your responsibility with both hands.

Morality is your responsibility

Deuteronomy 11:18-19

“You shall therefore impress these words of mine on your heart and on your soul; and you shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontals on your forehead. You shall teach them to your sons, talking of them when you sit in your house and when you walk along the road and when you lie down and when you rise up.

2. Choose your King.

Morality comes from your King

1 Timothy 6:15-16

which He will bring about at the proper time—He who is the blessed and only Sovereign, the King of kings and Lord of lords, who alone possesses immortality and dwells in unapproachable light, whom no man has seen or can see.

3. Get ready to grow.

Proverbs 20:7

A righteous man who walks in his integrity— How blessed are his sons after him.

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