Friday, May 15, 2009

daily text 05/15

Friday, May 15th, 2009
"Like arrows in the hand of a mighty man, so are the sons of youth." (Psalms 127:4)

Although an archer may be skilled, he is unlikely to hit the target if the arrow he shoots has become bent or warped. Of course, parents will try hard to straighten the bent arrow, so to speak, by striving to adjust a child's wrong thinking. But children must eventually decide for themselves whether to let this world bend them to its will or to allow Jehovah to make their "paths straight." (Proverbs 3:5, 6; Romans 12:2) While parents have a weighty responsibility to raise their children in "the discipline and mental-regulating of Jehovah," the final decision as to what a child will grow up to become rests with the child himself. (Ephesians 6:4) Therefore, children, ask yourselves, 'Will I accept the loving training my parents provide?' If you do, you will be choosing the best possible way of life. Most important, you will make Jehovah's heart rejoice. -Proverbs 27:11
(Watchtower issue: 09/01/07, 2:2, 17, 18)