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OUR DAILY BREAD Devotional || 25th January 2023 — Fighting “Flashy” Things

OUR DAILY BREAD Devotional || 25th January 2023 — Fighting “Flashy” Things

Read On this page today Our Daily Bread Devotional 25th January 2023 Brought to you by Kingdomsermon

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TOPIC: Fighting “Flashy” Things

TEXT: Proverbs 22:6

Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it.

TODAY’S SCRIPTURE & INSIGHT: Proverbs 22:1–6

MESSAGE: OUR DAILY BREAD Devotional || 25th January 2023 — Fighting “Flashy” Things

In the 1960s-era TV series The Andy Griffith Show, a man tells Andy he should let his son Opie decide how he wants to live. Andy disagrees: “You can’t let a young’un decide for himself. He’ll grab at the first flashy thing with shiny ribbons on it. Then, when he finds out there’s a hook in it, it’s too late. Wrong ideas come packaged with so much glitter that it’s hard to convince them that other things might be better in the long run.” He concludes that it’s important for parents to model right behavior and help “keep temptation away.”

Andy’s words are related to the wisdom found in Proverbs: “Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it” (22:6). Although many may read these words as a promise, they’re really a guide. All of us are called to make our own decision to believe in Jesus. But we can help lay a biblical foundation through our love for God and Scripture. And we can pray that as the little ones under our care mature, they choose to receive Christ as Savior and walk in His ways and not “in the paths of the wicked” (v. 5).

Our own victory over “flashy things” through the Holy Spirit’s enabling is also powerful testimony. Jesus’ Spirit helps us to withstand temptation and molds our lives into examples worth imitating.

Reflect & Pray

Why is it helpful to remember that Proverbs 22:6 isn’t a promise but a wise principle? Who can you help to “train up”?

Dear Father, help me to instill Your values into the hearts of the children You’ve placed in my life.

BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: Exodus 12–13, Matthew 16

PRAYER OF SALVATION

Thank you for reading Devotional Here Today On Kingdom Sermons, You are encouraged to please give your life to the LORD JESUS CHRIST if you have not done that before.

Say This Prayer

Dear God,
I come to You in the Name of Jesus. I admit that I am not right with You, and I want to be right with You. I ask You to forgive me of all my sins. The Bible says if I confess with my mouth that “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in my heart that God raised.

 

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