Proverbs 21:17: “He who loves pleasure will be a poor man; He who loves wine and oil will not be rich.” Pleasure derived from wickedness is a waste of time, effort, money, and souls. There is nothing at all wrong with real enjoyment and fun, but to “love” it means it has taken a place within the heart that crowds out the loves that should be greater: God, Jesus Christ, Word of God, husband or wife, children and family. Even a 12-year-old Jesus understood that He “must be about My Father’s business” (Luke 2:49). But today, 12-year-olds are so occupied with ball games, social activities, iphones, ipads, texting on: Instagram, Facebook, Kik, Snapchat, and the like, they don’t know WHICH Father, or WHOSE BUSINESS they should be about!
Teach them to follow Jesus by age 12!
This is Johnny Polk, with “Words of Wisdom” brought to you by the Oneida church of Christ.