We know that the law is spiritual, but I am not spiritual since sin rules me as if I were its slave. I do not understand the things I do. I do not do what I want to do, and I do the things I hate. And If I do not want to do the hated things I do, that means I agree that the law is good. But I am not really the one who is doing these hated things; it is sin living in me that does them. Yes, I know that nothing good lives in me - I mean nothing good lives in the part of me that is earthly and sinful. I want to do the things that are good, but I do not do them. I do not do the good things I want to do, but I do the bad things I do not want to do. So if I do things I do not want to do, then I am not the one doing them. It is sin living in me that does those things.
So I have learned this rule: When I want to do good, evil is there with me. In my mind, I'm happy with God's law. But I see another law working in my body, which makes war against the law that my mind accepts. That othe…
I've got this quote from Dennis and Barbara Rainey article in Parenting. I recommend that you read it too. I excerpt some statement to post it here.
It is a rare adolescent who does not fall victim to the trap of attitude. Regularly, teens will display self-conceit or arrogance: "I can do it myself!" "Leave me alone!" "What do you know anyway?"
At the core of adolescent behavior is pride, rebellion, and undisguised self-centeredness. It is the root disease of the human heart. Because teens are trying to figure out who they are, what they are supposed to do, what's expected of them, all of these issues focus on the big me.
I want to share some bible verses to help us parents.
"Pride leads only to shame; it is wise to be humble." Proverbs 11:2
"Pride only leads to argument, but those who take advice are wise." Proverbs 13:10
"Pride will destroy a person; a proud attitude leads to ruin." Proverbs 16:18
When things in your life seem, Almost too much to handle,When 24 Hours in a day is not enough,Remember the mayonnaise jar and 2 cups of coffee.
A professor stood before his philosophy classAnd had some items in front of him.When the class began, wordlessly,He picked up a very large and empty mayonnaise jarAnd proceeded to fill it with golf balls.
He then asked the students, If the jar was full.They agreed that it was.
The professor then picked up a box of pebbles and pouredthem into the jar. He shook the jar lightly.The pebbles rolled into the open Areas between the golf balls.
He then asked The students againIf the jar was full.. They agreed it was.
The professor next picked up a box of sand And poured it into the jar. Of course, the sand filled up everything else.He asked once more if the jar was full. The students respondedWith an unanimous 'yes.'
The professor then produced Two cups of coffee from under the tableAnd poured the entire contents Into the jar, effectively Fill…
My son, pay attention to my wisdom; listen to my words of understanding. Be careful to use good sense, and watch what you say. The words of another man's wife may seem sweet as honey; they may be as smooth as olive oil. But in the end she will bring you sorrow, causing you pain like a two-edged sword. She is on the way to death; her steps are headed straight to the grave. She gives little thought to life. She doesn't even know that her ways are wrong. Proverbs 5:1-6 www.Acknowledgement.com