Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Practical Proverbs: On Being “Teacher”

“The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom”
(Prov. 9:10).

“Give instruction to a wise man, and he will be still wiser; teach a righteous man, and he will increase in learning”
(Prov. 9:9).

“Whoever heeds instruction is on the path to life, but he who rejects reproof leads others astray”
(Prov. 10:17).

“My son, keep your father's commandment, and forsake not your mother's teaching”
(Prov. 6:20).

“For the commandment is a lamp and the teaching a light, and the reproofs of discipline are the way of life”
(Prov. 6:23).

“...keep my commandments and live; keep my teaching as the apple of your eye”
(Prov. 7:2).

“A disciple is not above his teacher, but everyone when he is fully trained will be like his teacher”
(Luke 6:40).

Okay, so that last one isn't in Proverbs, but it's one of those wise nuggets that holds much truth.
Let me explain...

I seem to think that Keagan will not emulate my actions or words that are not so good...just the ones that are righteous. Keep dreaming.

I've recently figured out just how much I say, “Oh my gosh.”

Keagan was working himself into a frenzy trying to get a box, mind you, to ride steadily on the back of a truck. An empty box. No big deal, right? Not to him. This is a Hot Wheels race track, extra long...box.

When it was looking like the world would end, he collapsed onto the floor, face down, and shrieked, “Oh no, Oh gosh!”

I nearly died. Yeah, that's what you sound like, I heard from deep down.

Note to self: Every moment is a teaching moment.

Peace of Christ to you,

All scripture taken from:
English Standard Version (ESV) Copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles.

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