Lighthouse Treasures – March 2018

Philippians 2:3
Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit.  Rather, in humility value others above yourselves.

 

Dear friends

Today we are going to look at one of our core values – RESPECT

We live in a time when respect for others and their property is lacking. It is not uncommon for youths and even adults to show no deference to the aged, those in authority or those who sacrifice and serve in the community.  We have the duty to honor those to whom respect is due, and as parents we have an obligation to train our children to render this respect.

How do children learn respect?
1.  They learn through observation
They learn how to respect their parents by observing how their parents respect one another. They learn how to respect government by observing how their parents respect the law. They learn how to respect their teachers by observing how their parents respect them. And, they learn to respect God by observing their parents do the same.

2.  They learn through instruction
Parents, we have a duty to God and to our children to instruct them in the reasons for being respectful. This will equip them for success in life and prepare them to assume their place in the kingdom. Parents, we harm our children by not instructing and re-enforcing respect.

3.  They learn by correction
While it is unfortunate, it is nevertheless often necessary to apply correction. A failure to do this when it is called for encourages further disrespect.  For this reason then, God has allowed parents to discipline their children.

Let us as a Pharos family take hands to set the example for our children and instill this very important value of respect.

Titus 2:7
In everything set them an example by doing what is good.  In your teaching show integrity and seriousness.

Pharos blessings
Fanie & Team