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Food for Thought
An Guide to Kingdom Living

by Joyce C. Lock

Let babies cry.  It is good for their lungs.

When crying is the only means of communication by which an infant can express that they have a need, emotional abandonment is not a response of love.

Children are to be seen and not heard.

If it annoyed God to hear from us, we'd be up a creek without a paddle.

'Sparing the rod' means the child will be spoiled.

Thy rod and thy staff shall comfort thee. Spare the comfort and the child will spoil.

Kids get over it.

How many childhood hurts do you remember, wherein the response wasn't love?

This hurts me more than it does you.

Yea, right!

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.

Punishing or accusing a child, in advance of being tempted, eliminates motive for doing right.

Ministering to adults is more important than to children.

Train up a child to love God and the church and, when he is old, he will love the church.

Children are the future leaders of tomorrow.

If children aren't aloud to serve today, they won't be leading tomorrow.

Don't cause children to suffer by telling them they can't serve Jesus.

If you weren't guilty this time, count it for the time you were guilty and didn't get caught.

Not even our law judges a person before they have had a chance to speak for themselves.

If you get into trouble at school, you should also get into trouble at home.

God doesn't punish twice for the same crime and double jeopardy is against the law when done to adults.

It isn't punishment.  It's discipline.

Punishment, by any other name, is still the same.

Obedience to teachings of men will win you favor with God.

If any lack wisdom, ask God yourself.

We do things to our children that God doesn't even do to us.

Child Abuse was once legal, in the name of the Lord.

Who are we listening to now?

Isn't it about time we use the brain God gave us,

let God be our example and become spiritual ministers toward our children,

instead of waiting for others to do it?

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lamb-rightThe purpose of this series is to encourage people to live as loving, compassionate, and peacemaking children of God: Jesus tells us to pray, "Thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven." (Matthew 6:10) God tells us through Micah (6:8), "He has told you, O man, what is good; And what does the Lord require of you But to do justice, to love kindness, And to walk humbly with your God." And we know from Revelation 21:4 that there will be no more mourning, or crying, or pain, or death. Thus, Christian living requires us to set the standards of these conditions here on earth for our fellow human beings, and for the other animals, as a witness to the rest of the world. To do otherwise is not Christian.