Edgar Guest wrote:
I 'd rather see a sermon than hear one any day;
I 'd rather one should walk with me than merely tell the way.
The eye is a better pupil, more willing than the ear;
Fine counsel is confusing, but example is always clear,
And the best of all the preachers are the men who live their creeds,
For to see a good put in action is what everybody needs.
I can soon learn how to do it if you will let me see it done;
I can watch your hand in action, but your tongue too fast may run.
And the lectures you deliver may be very wise and true,
But I 'd rather get my lesson by observing what you do.
For I may misunderstand you and the high advice you give,
But there is no misunderstanding how you act and how you live.
When I was a boy, our house was on a little hill several yards off the mail route. We could see the road alright; however, the mailbox was a long walk from our front porch. Anyway, when we saw people coming up that path, we knew they were coming to our house, because it was the only one up there.
But, what I remember most about that was all that took place from the time we saw our company coming up that path until they reached our front porch. Why, you never saw so much straightening up, sprucing up and putting up. And, then there was that smile, which was always reserved for company.
I used to wonder about that then and I still wonder about it so far as most homes go. Why couldn’t we have some of that when we didn’t have company?
It seems to me that we commonly give our best to strangers and saved our worst for the ones we love. I used to hear a song on the radio, “You Always Hurt the One You Love”, but that’s not so; not if you think about it, you don’t. However, if we aren’t ...
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... make the right decision? Only his mother could have done it.
Perhaps the most powerful thing in the world is the influence of a mother.
Children, the Bible teaches:
Young people, in everything you do there is a higher law and a lower law. For example, if the lower law is 70 mph, the higher law is the same, because the Bible teaches that we are to obey the laws of the land. (Romans 13)
And, when children don’t obey their parents, they are disobeying the Lord. ( Ephesians 6: 1) + The lower law is the law of the parent and you may obey it to avoid punishment, but if that is the only reason a child does it, later he’ll quit. However, if there is a higher reason; that is, it’s what God wants then children will do because of the higher law.
Children, you can’t disobey your parents without disobeying God. And, you can’t obey your parents without obeying God.
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