Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Parenting 101

Here's the final installment of bible verses from Lou Priolo's Teach Them Diligently: How to Use the Scriptures in Child Training (Woodruff: Timeless Texts, 2000), 131-143].

Phil.2:3-4 "(Let) nothing be done through selfish ambition or conceit, but in lowliness of mind let each esteem others better than himself. Let each of you look out not only for his own interests, but also for the interests of others."
Additional references: Prov.11:24-25; Rom.12:20-21; Rom.15:1; Gal.5:13-15; Gal.6:9; 1 Pet.4:9-11

Stinginess (not sharing)
Heb.13:16 "And do not forget to do good and to share with others, for with such sacrifices God is pleased."
Additional references: Prov.11:24-25; Prov.22:9; Luke 10:25-37; Eph.4:28; 1 Tim.6:18;

Stubbornness (Insubordination)
Eph.6:1 "Children, obey your parents in the Lord for this is right."
Additional references: 1 Sam.15:23; James 4:6

Teasing/ Jesting
Prov.26:18-19 "Like a madman who throws firebrands, arrows and death, So is the man who deceives his neighbor, and says, "was I not joking?""
Additional references: Prov.12:18; Eph.4:29; Eph.5:4

1 Thess.5:18 "In everything give thanks; for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus."
Additional references: 2 Tim.3:2; Col.3:15-17; Col.4:2; Heb.13:5

Unfaithfulness (not being dependable, reliable, or trustworthy)
Matt.5:37 "Simply let your 'Yes' be 'Yes' and your 'No', 'No': anything beyond this comes from the evil one."
Additional references: Ps.15:4-5; Prov.6:1-5; Matt.21:28-32; Col.3:9

Col.4:6 "Let your speech always be with grace, as thought seasoned with salt, so that you will know how you should respond to each person."
Additional references: Prov.19:22; Luke 6:35; 1 Cor.13:4; Eph.4:23,29; Col.3:12

1 Thess.5:15 "See that no one repays another with evil for evil, but always seek after that which is good for one another and for all men."
Additional references: Prov.20:22; Rom.12:14-21; Eph.4:26; Heb.12:15

Withdrawing (clamming up)
Eccl.3:7 "There is a time to be silent, and a time to speak."
Additional references: 1 Sam.19:4-5; 1 Sam.25;24-42; Est.4:13,14; Est.7:4; Job.32:4-22; Prov.24;11,12; prov.31:8,9; Acts 4:19,20

Phil.4:6-8 "Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let our requests be made know to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are right whatever things are pure, whatever things are admirable, whatever things are lovely, if anything is excellent or praiseworthy, think about such things."
Additional references: Ps.37:5; Matt.6:25,34; 1 Peter 5:6-7

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