collection of thoughts, quotes, sayings and pearls of wisdom we've
gathered along the way. As with natural pearls, these gems come
from what was originally something foreign to us and along the way
the small irritations changed into valuable pearls... pearls of
wisdom. These pearls came from the Word of God, from life in our
shell and from other's shells of experience.
he formation of a natural pearl begins when a foreign substance
slips into the oyster, sort of like when, as parents we begin to see
the need for child training - a new dimension of behaviour, thinking
and purpose of our parenting. Initially, a grain or something
foreign slips into the shell, which irritates the mantle. The
oyster's natural reaction is to cover up that irritant to protect
itself, or, as parents, we might think if we ignore the problem, the
problem will go away. But when we allow the LORD to work in and
through us, though the process may be painful sometimes, in the end,
or eventually, the process forms a pearl. These pearls increase in
value as they are tested and tried. These then become pearls
take heed to thyself, and keep thy soul diligently, lest thou forget
the things which thine eyes have seen, and lest they depart from thy
heart all the days of thy life: but teach them thy sons, and thy
up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not
depart from it."
the day that thou stoodest before the LORD thy God in Horeb, when
the LORD said
unto me, Gather me the people together, and I will make
them hear my words, that they may learn to
fear me all the days that they shall live upon the earth, and that
they may teach their children.
thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk
of them when thou sittest
in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way,
and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up.
thy father and thy mother:
that thy days may be long upon the land which the Lord
thy God giveth thee."
Ephesians 6.1-4 "Children, obey your parents in
the Lord: for this is right. Honour thy father and
(which is the first commandment with promise;) That it
may be well with thee, and thou mayest live long on the
And, ye fathers, provoke not your children to wrath: but
bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the
Romans 13.1 "Let every soul be subject unto the higher
powers. For there is no power but of God:
the powers that be are ordained of God."
Romans 12.1 "I beseech you therefore,
brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present
your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto
God, which is your reasonable service."
Romans 12.10 "Be kindly affectioned one to
another with brotherly love; in honour preferring one