Back to School: Sex Ed - Day 3

Opening Prayer: 

Dear Heavenly Father, if there is any unconfessed sin in my life, I pray you will reveal it to me now, as we know nothing is concealed from you.

Read: Psalm 119:11 (NIV)

11 “I have hidden your word in my heart that I might not sin against you.”

Reflect: 

God’s word is powerful.  When we do something wrong, we should feel it, hear it and regret it.  I know some of you were not raised in a Godly home and perhaps sinning was never talked about.  But, I would suspect that your parents taught you “right from wrong”.  I can recall hearing my mother quote scripture just as the one we are reflecting on today.  When the 70’s generation hit, it was WWJD, “What Would Jesus Do?”  As a teenager growing up in the Texas panhandle, everyone wore bracelets that were printed with this logo.  It was a constant reminder, if Jesus were here, what WOULD HE DO?  It was a hippie generation, do what “feels good”.  I believe that as human beings we like what feels good, we get bombarded by it on television and social media.  “You deserve it!” The teenagers that I teach are bombarded by cussing on video games, social media, movies and TV.  They think that is perfectly fine to cuss as they are talking to their peers.  Using God’s name in vain is the second commandment, and it is used often in today’s language.  I am sure that it was misused in Jesus’ day or it wouldn’t have been a commandment.  When you look at the rest of the commandments, they are simple to follow.

Apply: 

Memorizing scripture can very handy in times of trouble!  Try to memorize certain scriptures such as Psalm 19:14: “Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in they sight, O Lord, my strength, and my redeemer.”  There are many others that can be helpful, too, and having them in your mind is very handy!  We do live in the electronic age and you can look up scriptures on your phone and computer very quickly.  Make sure the first thing you look at on your phone when you wake up is scripture.  I promise it will change your life.

Closing Prayer: 

 Dear Heavenly Father, thank you for giving us your word to hide in our hearts.  May we continue to memorize scripture benefiting our mind and soul, just as King David did long ago.

Terry Schneider