Beware that thou forget not the
Lord thy God . . . : Lest when thou
hast eaten and art full, and hast
built goodly houses, and dwelt
therein . . . then thine heart be
lifted up, and thou forget the Lord
thy God . . . . And thou say in thine
heart, My power and the might
of mine hand hath gotten me this
wealth. But thou shalt remember
the Lord thy God: for it is he that
giveth thee power . . . (
Deuteronomy 8: 11–18).
. . . The Creator . . . . will
reward my continued
obedience with His
Jesus the Teacher
handle all of His students and His daily
pressures in a powerful and victorious
way? He made it a habit, “as was His
custom,” to be with His Father daily.
His daily circumstances were difficult
and tiring, but He was infused with the
LEFT: How did we get from here: Christopher at 7 ... to here: Christo- pher graduates in 2010 at 17
RIGHT: How did
we get from here:
Jonathon at 2 ... to here:
Jonathon graduates in
2008 at 17
power and strength and mercy He needed to get through each day. We will receive the same from our mutual heavenly
Father when we choose to come to Him.
The Main Goal
Most of us think our main goal is getting our child to high school graduation.
Should this be our main goal? Maybe we
And this is life eternal, that they
might know thee the only true God,
and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast
sent. I have glorified thee on the
earth: I have finished the work which
thou gavest me to do. . . . I have manifested thy name unto the men which
thou gavest me out of the world: thine
they were, and thou gavest them me;
and they have kept thy word. Now
they have known that all things whatsoever thou hast given me are of thee.
. . . And I have declared unto them
thy name, and will declare it: that the
love wherewith thou hast loved me
may be in them, and I in them (John
17: 3–4, 6–8, 26).
This verse tells us very clearly how and
(that they might know thee the only
true God, and Jesus Christ).