Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it. (Proverbs 22:6)
Today’s Morsel: One of the things I learned being in the military was to train to sustain proficiency. Once individuals and units had trained to a certain level of proficiency, it was the leader's responsibility to structure collective and individual training plans to repeat critical task training necessary to sustain that training. In so many ways, this is what Solomon is saying. When you train a child to a certain level of proficiency and you keep repeating critical teachings; such as holiness, repentance, forgiveness, love, respect, etiquette, ethics, character, obedience, and duty; then when they are old they will not depart from these things. Training for life that sustains proficiency begins at childhood in the home.
Sing: Sing them over again to me, wonderful words of life; let me more of their beauty see, wonderful words of life; Words of life and beauty, teach me faith and duty. Beautiful words, wonderful words, wonderful words of life.
Thought For Today: Training for life that sustains proficiency, begins at childhood in the home (Parker).