Thursday, September 18, 2014


Proverbs 20:7                         The righteous who walks in his integrity—blessed are his children after him!
            A man was asked to give a commencement address several years ago and as he sat on the platform after the speech watching the graduates receive their college degrees, the entire audience began applauding for a student who had earned a perfect 4.0 grade point average.

During the applause, a faculty member seated next to the speaker leaned over and said to him, “She may be Miss Genius, but her attitude stinks.” The speaker later said, “Without even thinking, my hands stopped clapping for her in mid-air. I couldn’t help but think, How sad.”

            No matter how beautiful, intelligent, talented, or athletic a child may be, there’s no substitute for a child having a positive, loving attitude toward others. The foremost architect of that attitude is not going to be a teacher, pastor, or a coach. It will be the parents.

            Be careful in the attitudes you “feed” your children daily. They become the diet of your child’s mind, just as food becomes the diet for your child’s body. Don’t feed your children junk ideas, sour opinions, rotten theology, poison feelings or wilted enthusiasm. Instead, feed your children with the best and most Christian ideas, expressions of feeling, and opinions you have. Our children are like mirrors, they reflect the attitudes in us.

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