10.04.2006

Proverbs 5

Well, what do you say about this chapter, or the next few for that matter? Don’t commit adultery. Anything else? Surely someone has a deep insight to share with us.

Two quick notes... First, this is Solomon talking; the son of David and Bathsheba. I wonder if these are proverbs passed down to him, again, from his father (Proverbs 4:3-4). Or is this what he learned from watching his mom and dad and the progression of their lives? And second, isn’t it interesting that in v. 12, Solomon eludes to the lack of discipline and the spurning of correction as two things that lead us down the path towards adultery.


On another note... Sure, I said the Cards would win the NLDS in three games. But that was before I knew we'd send Jeff Weaver to the mound against David Wells in game 2. If you haven't been watching this year, Weaver is awful! However, he does have a better record on the road, so we'll see.

3 comments:

monica fox said...

Hello, i am re reading some material about this very thing in regards to children. First of all i would like to recommend three outstantding short books,(and i mean short becuase i am not a reader)To Train Up a Child, No Greater Joy Vol.1 and 2 by Michael and Debi Pearl they have a web site. They are short and cheap. These books i belive are essential in training us as parents. on this topic i was just reminded about how we can help in training our young ones to be able to control the lusts of teh flesh.
I would like to share something to give you an idea. please be patient with me in reading this.
"Your child is not eveil in his desire to indulge, anymore than a dog is evil when he eats meat until he regurgitates. But dogs never grow into moral duty, as do children. their reason never develops to the point of holding values higher than the instinct for survival and bodily pleasure. the child is designed to become more than a mammal seeking survival. the animal takes and devousrs with no thought to the needs of others. children are destined by their Creator to mature to a plane of understanding and commitment wherein the passions are voluntarily subjected to the higher principles of teh mind. it takes moral maturity to ignore even strong appetites and passions in favor of values deemed to be of more worth than gratification. to voluntarily lay aside one's gratification for the blessing and benefit of others is humanity at its finest. indeed, true humanity is not found at the table, but at the altar-laying down one's rights and pleasures for love of others. God created us to be givers, not takers. the more costly the giving, the higher the humanity. The stronger the passion resisted, teh deeper the soul of the man...... It is an ugly sight to see a parent ignoring, or even promoting, the child's indulgence. The cute, curly-headed, little darling grows into a puffy, pouting, flesh-parading, pile of inhumanity.
Parent, only you can save your children from that ealy conditioning toward unrestrained indulgence.We will not be able to condition them into being saints, but we can certainly condition them to sufficient self-control and self-respect that when the time comes, they will be more responsive to teh call of God to repentance and faith.
Thanks for bearing with me here.
God bless you.

tim rush said...
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tim rush said...

Monica, thanks for the insight. Very interesting read. I remember Kim reading "To Train Up a Child". I think there were parts she didn't care for, but most that she shared with me was really good stuff. (That's the one by the Amish couple, right?)

Anyway, thanks again for coming to my little party on the web. God bless you guys