Thursday, April 24, 2014

2014 April 24 - Morning Manna

Now these are the commandments, the statutes, and the judgments, which the LORD your God commanded to teach you, that ye might do them in the land whither ye go to possess it: That thou mightest fear the LORD thy God, to keep all his statutes and his commandments, which I command thee, thou, and thy son, and thy son's son, all the days of thy life; and that thy days may be prolonged. Hear therefore, O Israel, and observe to do it; that it may be well with thee, and that ye may increase mightily, as the LORD God of thy fathers hath promised thee, in the land that floweth with milk and honey. Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God is one LORD: And thou shalt love the LORD thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might. And these words, which I command thee this day, shall be in thine heart: And thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up. And thou shalt bind them for a sign upon thine hand, and they shall be as frontlets between thine eyes. And thou shalt write them upon the posts of thy house, and on thy gates. And it shall be, when the LORD thy God shall have brought thee into the land which he sware unto thy fathers, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, to give thee great and goodly cities, which thou buildedst not, And houses full of all good things, which thou filledst not, and wells digged, which thou diggedst not, vineyards and olive trees, which thou plantedst not; when thou shalt have eaten and be full; Then beware lest thou forget the LORD, which brought thee forth out of the land of Egypt, from the house of bondage"
(Deuteronomy 6:1-12)
Today's Morsel: A few months ago in the paper, it listed where American students ranked with other students in the world in education.  The subjects were such as math, English, science, history, and geography.  Many were shocked at the ranking.  And now, the American education system is trying to get back to the common core subjects to bring students back to the top.  But I am afraid that too many parents are depending on the education system to do their job for them.  Basic things are to be taught by parents.  There are some basic things that parents must be held responsible for and not the system.  Things such as righteousness, respect, reading, obedience, and ethics & etiquette.  I tell the church that I pastor that I only reinforce the truth from the Word of God that they are supposed to be teaching their own children.  I think the "founding fathers" had a common core in school.  They began their daily studies from the Word of God and with prayer.  Until parents return to teaching their children the essentials at home, and until schools get back to that common core, the Word of God, there will always be a downward trend of failure in the educational system.  It is our children that will suffer because of it, and ultimately our society as a whole.
Sing:  Deeper! Deeper! In the love if Jesus, daily let me go. Higher! Wiser! in the school of wisdom, more of grace to know.
Deeper, yet I pray, and higher, every day;, and wiser blessed Lord , in Thy precious Holy Word.

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