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God blesses His people with four beautiful seasons throughout each year, each beautiful in its own way. For those of us in the northern hemisphere, the season of spring has now sprung. The birds chirp. The flowers bloom. The trees begin anew to yield their fruit. And farmers plant their fields with the hope of a plentiful harvest. How true then, as we sing in Psalter #169, “new life is all abroad.” As the world around us comes out of its winter hibernation and awakens with new life, I believe there is visual and lifelike instruction that we as godly...

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Many are the afflictions of the righteous…. Psalm 34:19a Our children may find it disheartening to know that as children of God they will be called upon—chosen really—to suffer many afflictions and persecutions in this life. The concept that it is necessary for them to endure these trials may be hard for them to comprehend. Thus they must be taught to understand that it is a privilege to suffer for the Lord’s sake, and a privilege for which they should give thanks. That the children of God will suffer persecution is scriptural. Being followers of Christ will put us at...

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But, Lord, in Thee is all my trust, Thou art my God I cried; My life, my times are in Thy hand, I in Thy strength confide. Psalter #80, stanza 9 We are all creatures of time. For the timeless God, in His infinite wisdom, created us so. He, the Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, has so designed things that all of our life here on earth—as we journey from here to heaven—is governed by time. Not only must we teach our children how to tell time on the face of the clock that hangs on the...

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The heavens declare the glory of God, and the firmament sheweth his handiwork. Psalm 19:1  God reveals Himself to us not only in His written Word, but also in His creation round about us. God is a God of order, and in His wisdom brought order to His creation by creating the heavenly bodies on the fourth day, as recounted in Genesis 1:14: “And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and for years.” He created these...

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