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Sunday, March 6, 2011

Pondering the Scriptures Sunday #17

Today's scripture is found in Proverbs 22:6:
"Train up a child in the way he should go:  and when he is old, he will not depart from it."

Notice the writer used the word train.  According to Webster Dictionary it means:  to form by instruction, discipline, or drill; to teach so as to make fit, qualified, or proficient.  One has described the difference between teaching and training ... "Teaching is causing the child to understand, training is causing the child to do."  Hence, what we train our children will be the future.  ~Elder Gordon B. Hinckley, then a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, said it best: "It is so obvious that the great good and the terrible evil in the world today are the sweet and the bitter fruits of the rearing of yesterday's children.  As we train a new generation, so will the world be in a few years.  If you are worried about the future, then look to the upbringing of your children." (1978)

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