Family and Faith Magazine August-September 2015 - Page 11

PARENTING Aiming for Excellence in Your School Work • Commit your work to the LORD, and your plans will be established. Proverbs 16:3 • Work hard and become a leader; be lazy and become a slave. Proverbs 12:24 • Lazy people want much but get little, but those who work hard will prosper. Proverbs 13:4 • All hard work brings a profit, but mere talk leads only to poverty. Proverbs 14:23 • I can do all things through Him (Christ) who strengthens me. Philippians 4:13 “ Lazy people want much but get little, but those who work hard will prosper. ” (Proverbs 13:4) • Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:6-7 Bullying and Peer Pressure • No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation he will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it. 1 Corinthians 10:13 • My son, if sinful men entice you, do not give in to them. If they say, “Come along with us; let’s lie in wait for innocent blood, let’s ambush some harmless soul; let’s swallow them alive, like the grave, and whole, like those who go down to the pit; we will get all sorts of valuable things and fill our houses with plunder; cast lots with us; we will all share the loot”— my son, do not go along with them, do not set foot on their paths. Proverbs 1:10-15 “ • And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect. Romans 12:2 • Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the wicked, nor stands in the way of sinners, nor sits in the seat of scoffers. Psalm 1:1 And do not be conformed to this world,but be transformed by the renewing of your mind,... ” (Romans 12:2) familyandfaithmagazine.com 11