Hello Champ, its another awesome time to learn from God’s word. Today I will be talking to you about anger and why you should always control your temper.
Let me tell you a story about an Angry boy, his name was Tobi.
Tobi was a young child who got angry at the slightest provocation. He had lots of scars on this body from head to toe as a result of always getting into a fight or breaking something when he is angry.
One day, just after the school bell rang for the close of school, while Tobi walked the school hall, one of his classmate ran pass him and mistakenly touched his school bag. Tobi got angry as usual and began shouting and cursing. Then all of a sudden, he charged angrily towards his classmate, aiming to punch him and start a fight. Just as he took the first step, he fell on the floor and landed flat on his face. Immediately, his two front teeth fell out and there was blood every where. Apparently, he stepped on a banana peal that made him slip.
He was rushed to the hospital but the damage was already done. He lost his upper incisors and his upper lip was also stitched.
From that time onward, his missing tooth reminded him to stay calm when he is about to be angry.
King Solomon has a word for you in his book, let’s take a look at it.
He who is slow to anger is better and more honorable than the mighty [soldier], And he who rules and controls his own spirit, than he who captures a city. —Proverbs 16:32 (AMP)
Dear child, it’s always better to be slow to anger, you shouldn’t respond angrily to any thing. Be patient and calm at all times, it is more honorable than showing you can fight or speak more hurtful words than your challenger.
Taking charge of your situation calmly just like the bible says is not equals taking control of a whole city, that action is greater.
Don’t get in a fight with anyone for any reason, learn to calm down at all times.
A wise son brings joy to his father, but a foolish son grief to his mother. –Proverbs 10:1(NIV)
One of the things you should work really hard at doing is making your parents happy at all times. God wants you to do this, that’s why it is mentioned in the bible.
If you want to be called a wise child, you should bring joy, and smiles to your father, and make your mother happy at all times.
The Bible defines this as wisdom.
It is also stated in the bible that when you as a child honour your father, and mother your days will be long on the earth. This is the only commandment with a promise.
It’s really important that you as a child prioritize the happiness of your parents. How do you do this?
It’s by thinking of their happiness in all your decisions and making sure that you obey them. Let me show you ways in which you can make your parents happy and be a wise child.
1. Obey everything they tell you
2. Pray for them all the time
3. Read your books and do well in school
4. Do your house chores without being told to
5. Be hardworking and diligent at all you do
6. Keep your books properly so they don’t get torn or missing
7. Honour elderly people around you
8. Be nice to your friends and siblings
You have to be intentional about making your parents happy, be deliberate about it, always do things that will make them smile, and before you do anything ask yourself; will mum and Dad be happy about this thing I am about to do?
If you do this all the time, you will see that you will gradually become mindful of their happiness every day.
PRAYER: Father in Jesus name, give me the wisdom to make my Parents happy always
ACTION PLAN: Choose to do one thing today to make your parents happy
DECLARATION: I am a good child, I am wise. I have the wisdom to make my mum and dad happy all the time
Dear child, you have heard over and over again that the fear of God is the beginning of wisdom. You probably have memorized that verse in your Sunday school class, and in your religion classes at school.
Today I want to emphasize what you already know.
“The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, and knowledge of the Holy One is understanding. For through me your days will be many, and years will be added to your life. If you are wise, your wisdom will reward you; if you are a mocker, you alone will suffer.” –Proverbs 9:10-12 (NIV)
The Fear of God is indeed the beginning of wisdom, and as I will always say fear in this context isn’t being afraid, it’s reverence and honour for God.
Why is the fear of God the beginning of wisdom?
It’s because whoever fears God will not do certain things, and that naturally puts you in the place of wisdom.
Knowing what to do, and doing it at the right time is a display of wisdom.
Take for instance it is the fear of God that won’t allow you to take what doesn’t belong to you, it is the fear of God that will not allow you to keep what doesn’t belong to you. Do you now see how that translates to wisdom?
This verse also talks about the knowledge of the only one; knowing God will help you understand God and the things around you. How do you know God? It’s by reading God’s word; The Bible.
Wisdom translates to long life; the bible says your days will be many. This will also mean good health, you won’t fall sick. What you know about Jesus will prevent you from sickness.
This verse also says that years will be added to your life, and you will be kept continually. Nothing will be able to harm or hurt you.
The bible calls this wisdom your wisdom, that’s because no one will be able to take it away from you. Once you are wise will receive the reward for being wise which are numerous.
Lastly, the bible says wisdom will not make you suffer, it will take you off the path of suffering for life.
Today choose to always fear God, choose to know him, choose to be wise, and God will help you in Jesus name.
PRAYER: Father in Jesus name, help me to know you
ACTION PLAN: Memorize the focus verse for today
I fear God, I love him, and the Holy Spirit helps me to know him
Dear Child, today we’ll be learning about corrections and instructions. As children, you know you don’t know everything. You still need the help of adults around you to give you instructions and correct you when you need it.
Corrections won’t always go on your good side, that’s because you will be scolded when need be.
As a child, taking instructions is necessary. You always need someone to guide and direct you so you don’t hurt yourself or make grievous mistakes
See what the bible says;
Reprove not a scorner, lest he hate thee: rebuke a wise man, and he will love thee. Give instruction to a wise man, and he will be yet wiser: teach a just man, and he will increase in learning. –Proverbs 9: 8-9(KJV)
When a wise man is rebuked (corrected), he will love the person that corrects him more. Why is this? It’s because he loves to be corrected and he or she has realized that it’s only people who love you and want the best for you that will correct you.
You also should love to be corrected, regardless of how you feel after you have been rebuked.
When your parents and adults around you correct you, it’s not because they hate you, it’s because they love you and want you to do better.
Another thing this verse says is that, when instruction is given to a wise person, he or she becomes wiser.
It’s interesting, isn’t it? It’s true because a wise child will follow every instruction given to him or her. This will inevitably make the child wiser because you do what you are told to do and you learn from it.
Do you want to be wiser, smarter and better at what you do? Then what you need to do is accept every correction and follow every instruction you are given, and you will see a great transformation in what you do and how you do it.
May God help you to take corrections.
PRAYER: Lord, help me to listen when I am corrected.
ACTION PLAN: Put up the right attitude whenever you are corrected.