Don’t Settle for Earthly Success

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Here is a great reminder from Timothy Paul Jones:

Every child is an eternal soul whose days will long outlast the rise and fall of all the kingdoms of the earth. They, their children, and their children’s children will flit ever so briefly across the face of this earth before being swept away into eternity (James 4:14). If these chil­dren become our brothers and sisters in Christ, their days upon this earth are preparatory for glory that will never end (Daniel 12:3; 2 Corinthians 4:17–5:4; 2 Peter 1:10-11). That’s why our primary pur­pose for the children that we educate in our churches and homes must not be anything as small and miserable as earthly success. Our pur­pose should be to leverage children’s lives to advance God’s kingdom so every tribe, every nation, and every people-group gains the oppor­tunity to respond in faith to the rightful King of kings.

(Family Ministry: Your Child is Far More Than Your Child,” www.timothypauljones.com)

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Written by Jill Nelson

Jill Nelson

Jill Nelson is a wife, mother, grandmother, teacher and author. She has taught Sunday School for over 20 years and writes God-centered curriculum for Children Desiring God.

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