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Chapter 167

Religion in the Home

*** How well acquainted is God with the life of each person on earth?
“Thou knowest my downsitting and mine uprising, thou understandest my thought afar off. Thou compassest my path and my lying down, and art acquainted with all my ways. For there is not a word in my tongue, but, 1o, O Lord, thou knowest it altogether.” Psalm 139:2-4.

*** What is the beginning of genuine wisdom?
“The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom: a good understanding have all they that do His commandments.” Psalm 111:10.

*** How are parents instructed to bring up their children?
“And, ye fathers, provoke not your children to wrath: but bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord.” Ephesians 6:4.

*** How important is it that parents teach the Word of God to their children?
“And these words, which I command thee this day, shall be in thine heart: and thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up.” Deuteronomy 6:6, 7.

*** What is the value of careful early instruction?
“Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.” Proverbs 22:6.

*** How early was the Bible taught to Timothy?
“And that from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus.” 2 Timothy 3:15.

*** Why did God confide in Abraham and commit important trusts to him?
“For I know him, that he will command his children and his household after him, and they shall keep the way of the Lord, to do justice and judgment.” Genesis 18:19.

*** Wherever Abraham journeyed, what was his constant practice?
“And there he builded an altar unto the Lord, and called upon the name of the Lord.” Genesis 12:8. (See Genesis 13:4; 21:33.)

*** Should we thank God for our food, and health and all that we have?
“In everything give thanks:
for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.” 1 Thessalonians 5:18.

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