Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Tomorrow's Bible Study for the Kids- rebellion

2 things happened today that led to the following outline for tomorrow's Bible Study for the kids. The first thing was that one of my children made a couple of 'complaints' about a gift from a sibling and he did not understand nor 'get' that what he had said was wrong. (That's always fun isn't it moms?) (BTW,"Phil 2:14 Do all things without murmurings and disputings". Complaining is a 'no-no' at my house,lol.)The second thing was running into a young fellow who basically confessed to living in rebellion to his family's teachings and causing much trouble in his home. (A very troubling encounter and I'm sure you don't wanna hear all the details...:-)

But all of this led to tomorrow's Bible Study for my kids (lest they think his parents did not have a legitimate reason to deal strongly with HIS behavior). It is as follows;

Prov 4:1 Hear, ye children, the instruction of a father, and attend to know understanding.
Prov 4:2 For I give you good doctrine, forsake ye not my law.

Prov 22:15 Foolishness is bound in the heart of a child; but the rod of correction shall drive it far from him.

Prov 23:13 Withhold not correction from the child: for if thou beatest him with the rod, he shall not die.Prov 23:14 Thou shalt beat him with the rod, and shalt deliver his soul from hell.Prov 23:15 My son, if thine heart be wise, my heart shall rejoice, even mine. (A spanking helps you to understand that there is a consequence to bad behavior. (*see also Prov. 20:30)It is unpleasant but: Heb 12:11 Now no chastening for the present seemeth to be joyous, but grievous: nevertheless afterward it yieldeth the peaceable fruit of righteousness unto them which are exercised thereby.) (***I'm talking swats on the fanny here not a literal beating****)

Prov 29:15 The rod and reproof give wisdom: but a child left to himself bringeth his mother to shame.

Isa 7:16 For before the child shall know to refuse the evil, and choose the good,..................A parent is required to teach a child, they are not born knowing. Sometimes children do not know things are wrong and maybe do not feel that they are wrong, but God gave parents the job of teaching right and wrong and He gave His Word to help parents teach the child.

1 Sam 15:23 For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, and stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry. Because thou hast rejected the word of the LORD, he hath also rejected thee.......When we reject the Word of God (whether it comes from our parents or the preacher), we place ourselves in a very grim position with God.

It seems to be very important that children understand that parents don't just make up rules. There is a God and there is a final authority that we all are under, adults as well. Rules and discipline are not 'because I said so'.

I try to always bring the Word of God into training my children. In this case, I felt it necessary to show them what God's Word said vs. what a child said. :-)
This is what will work for us today! Hope someone else can use the verses/lesson.


queenoftheclick said...

I love that your kids go to Bible Camp - it's so important for them to learn the Bible. These are some tough lessons to learn, but it's good they are hearing it from others sources. I love that you know which lessons they are learning so you can talk to them about it in your house too.

Although I went to Catholic school for 12 years, we didn't read the Bible and learn that's where all of the answers are. So this summer I am reading the Bible as well.

Anonymous said...

It is good to remind them from time to time WHY we do what we do and why it is important to train and teach them the way that we do.

It is good to line up a home discipline system with the Word of God.

The world would like to tell us how to do it but God's word has a promise if we heed to it. "he will not depart from it".

Michele said...

This is good. Thanks! :)

Michele :)

Anonymous said...

We require a very thourgh study of Proverbs for graduation from homeschool highschool. I have them read proverbs over completely several times then I give them a few pages of questions that they answer with verses from proverbs and their own observations. Until this is done they don't graduate.

Rachael said...

It IS so important for kids to learn the Bible and not just at church either. It is important to have Family Worship where you are together learning the teaching of the Lord.

One of the best books that kids love is called "This Bible Talks!" by Pamela Fischer. Mrs Fischer is devote Catholic and understands how important religious education can be at a very early age.

Talking with your kids about religion and then incorporating discipline will only enhance their understanding in where you are coming from.

If you are interested in this great little book, here is the information...

"This Bible Talks!" by Pamela Fischer. Narrated by Michael David McGuire (he is great - he won the nation's most recognized commercial voices!) Here is the website where I bought my copy:

God Bless!