Category: Proverbs

Thirty Days in John 15, Day 16: Catch Up and Optional Lesson

Today’s the day! Use it to catch up on some of those lessons you haven’t been able to complete! Spend some time memorizing a verse or two from the chapter, too! For an optional assignment, type the words “I am” in Blue Letter Bible’s search box. Before clicking “Search”, click the blue “Adv. Options” button to the right of the search box, and type “John” in the “Custom Selection” box.  (App users, search […]

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30 Days in 1 Samuel 25, Day 18: Abigail’s Discernment

The author of 1 Samuel has made it clear that Abigail is very different than her husband Nabal. “The woman was discerning and beautiful, but the man was harsh and badly behaved; he was a Calebite.” What is this discerning woman, the wife of a harsh and badly behaved man, going to do after he has aroused the wrath of Israel’s future king? Assignment: Pray for wisdom and a heart that […]

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Ingredients of Godly Discipline, Part 2: Instruction

Ingredients of Godly Discipline, Part 2: Instruction

  Why do we discipline? What is the point of our child-training efforts? It’s not ultimately about good behavior. It’s not about the convenience of having well-behaved children. It’s certainly not about giving out just deserts when children make mistakes. Our first goal as parents should be shepherding our children into their own personal, growing, relationship with God. As God’s representatives to our children during their early years, we’re part […]

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Thirty (Two) Days of Child Training Boot Camp for Busy, Busy Mamas, Day 32: What Next?

What are you going to study next now that you’ve finished the Child Training Boot Camp study? I’m sure many of you already have plans for other studies, but if you would like to continue studying child-training issues on your own, here are a few suggestions: Pick another area of sin that your family is struggling with and use Blue Letter Bible to study it in the same way we have studied the […]

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Thirty Days of Child Training Boot Camp for Busy, Busy Mamas, Day 26: Catch Up and Optional Lesson

Another catch up day is already here! Make the most of it! For those rare few of you who are keeping up with the daily posts, I recommend going back to that list of verses about strife from Nave’s Topical Bible and reading more of the verses. (We only looked at ones from Proverbs, Romans, and James in our lessons) Keep taking notes. Then look back over them, and do some more brainstorming on how […]

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Thirty Days of Child Training Boot Camp for Busy, Busy Mamas, Day 25: What to Do with Quarreling

We’ve read some verses. We’ve taken some notes. We’ve thought about what we’ve read. Now, how do we live what we’ve learned? How do we help our children quit arguing? How do we quit arguing? Assignment: Pray for wisdom. God has an infinite supply and He’s eager to give it to us. Then open up your notebook. Let’s look at the notes you’ve taken from the past two lessons. Look first at the notes […]

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Thirty Days of Child Training Boot Camp for Busy, Busy Mamas, Day 24: More on Quarreling

Yesterday we got started looking at some verses about strife. Nave’s Topical has helped us by providing a list of verses about the topic. We’re going to continue studying those verses today, but I want to show you one other helpful resource. Assignment: Pray for God’s grace to see yourself honestly as you look into the mirror of His Word. Then head back to the topical listing for strife (“Study” > Encyclopedias / […]

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Thirty Days of Child Training Boot Camp for Busy, Busy Mamas, Day 23: Quarreling

We’ve seen that complaining is the result of not fearing God. When we fear and live in close fellowship with Him, we will “abide satisfied” (Prov. 19:23). We will trust God and be thankful for what He, in His wisdom, has allowed in our lives. If we don’t fear Him, if we don’t find our meaning, worth, and satisfaction in God, we will look to people and things to satisfy […]

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Thirty Days of Child Training Boot Camp for Busy, Busy Mamas, Day 18: Our Speech

We’ve spent quite a bit of time studying the topic of speech. That’s because our speech affects almost every other area of our lives, and it is involved in almost every parenting challenge we face. How we speak to our children will deeply affect how they respond to us. How our children speak to others reflects their view of God and themselves. The tongue is an active agent in anger, […]

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Thirty Days of Child Training Boot Camp, Day 17: Wise Speech

Using the Encyclopedia / Dictionary resources of Blue Letter Bible  (or using Nave’s Topical Bible — hard copy, website, or app) makes it much easier to study a specific topic. It’s helpful, isn’t it, to have so many verses related to our speech all grouped together where we can more easily study them? Assignment: Pray for God’s continued work in your heart as He teaches you from His Word. Then continue reading the verses […]

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