“I’ll be peace”

The announcement of Jesus' birth wasn't the first announcement of peace. Old Testament prophets, Isaiah and Micah, promised one who would bring peace (Is. 9:6; Micah 5:4). Interestingly enough, none of these claims of peace came at times that would be considered peaceful.

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The Inestimable Value of Discernment

Scripture notes that the fear of the Lord is the beginning of discernment (Proverbs 9:10). Ignoring this is the first step on the road to foolish. This means that as a parent I need to practice a growing reverence and submission to God. I need to teach it and create experiences that might facilitate it in my family.