Rhapsody of Realities 12 December
SCRIPTURE: Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it (Proverbs 22:6).
From a very young age, through inspiring Bible stories, first from home, and then the children’s church, I began to learn about faithful Bible characters and the things to emulate from them. For example, I learnt of Samson, a legendary Israelite and a Nazarite from birth; a warrior and judge, renowned for his prodigious strength. He led and rescued the people of Israel from Philistine oppression (Judges 13–16).
Also is the amazing story of David and his decapitation of the belligerent Goliath of Gath who terrorized the children of Israel. David won the victory for Israel and brought the fear of Jehovah upon the Philistines (1 Samuel 17:20-58).
The story of Mordecai and Esther was also very inspiring to me. I read how they championed the course of the Jews amidst the threat of complete annihilation by Haman, a sworn enemy of God’s people (Esther 3:5-6). These stories of the prophets and apostles in the Bible helped to shape my mindset and character as I was growing up. Most of all was the God-evincing life of Jesus.
I was able to quickly distinguish the right role models in the Bible in my formative years. This is why it’s important to train children in the way they should go; get them exposed early to God’s Word and the right Bible characters.
We have Rhapsody of Realities for kids, early readers, and for teenagers. Use these and all our other materials for children to raise and train your children, young siblings, and other children around you. Influence them to think like champions and world changers. Position them to think differently, to be innovative and solution providers.
CONFESSION: Dear Father, I pray for an increased work of grace and greater boldness in the hearts of children all over the world, and utterance to bring the message of Christ’s love to others in their schools, homes, and among their peers, with signs, wonders and miracles, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
2 Timothy 3:15
15 And how from your childhood you have had a knowledge of andbeen acquainted with the sacred Writings, which are able to instruct you and give you the understanding for salvation which comes through faith in Christ Jesus [through the leaning of the entire human personality on God in Christ Jesus in absolute trust and confidence in His power, wisdom, and goodness].
15 Foolishness is bound up in the heart of a child, but the rod of discipline will drive it far from him.
13 Withhold not discipline from the child; for if you strike andpunish him with the [reedlike] rod, he will not die.
14 You shall whip him with the rod and deliver his life from Sheol (Hades, the place of the dead).
1-YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN: Revelation 4 & Hosea 11-14
2-YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN: Revelation 12:1-10 & Micah 1-2
Thank you for studying today’s Rhapsody of Realities – Point Them in the Right Direction – written by Pastor Chris Oyakhilome.
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Rhapsody of Realities 12 December 2022