Bible Reading: Proverbs 23:29-35
Key Verse: Verse 29 – “Who hath woe? who hath sorrow? who hath contentions? who hath babbling? who hath wounds without cause? who hath redness of eyes?”
Key Words: Who hath woe
According to a government survey 16% of all teens binge, another 55% socially drink.
Now, if my math is correct 71% of all teens drink alcoholic beverages. Some less, some more – but 71% drink.
The question is: why; why do they drink? According to the same government survey, teens drink for several reasons.
- First, there is the risk factor – the thrill of doing something they know they shouldn’t do – the thrill of “getting high” on alcohol.
- Secondly, peer pressure acceptance.
- Thirdly, environment – who the teen runs with plays a big role in whether or not they drink.
- The nose test: smell their breath.
- Dropping grades: [could be an indication that the child is involved with alcohol, drugs, or other sins].
- Change of friends.
- Pray for your child daily. Begin before their birth, and continue praying until God calls you home.
- Set a Godly example.
- Integrity: practice what you preach.
- Find a good church home and be faithful.
- Make sure your child understands that there are rights and wrongs in life, and to stand for right.
Remarkably, a 2002 Zogby poll showed that 75% of American college professors teach that there is no such thing as right and wrong. Rather, they treat the questions of good and evil as relative to “individual values and cultural diversity.”
What to do:
✞Follow what a parent can do from above.
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