8/26 Proverbs: “Teach Them to Fish” Synergy #12

IN A NUTSHELL: Proverbs might be regarded as the comic strip of wisdom when it comes to wisdom regarding a work ethic.  A poor work ethic shows up in several ways; fear, laziness, stealing, excuses, and foolishness.  What pictures come to your mind?

ICE BREAKER: At what moment on your path to maturity did it hit you, “No gifts, no favors, if I’m going to attain this (car, job, house, etc.) I am going to have to work for it?” Tell your story!

 CONNECTING WITH THE TEXTS:

  1. Proverbs 18:9  Whoever is slack in his work is a brother to him who destroys.
  2. Proverbs 22:13   The sluggard says, “There is a lion outside! I shall be killed in the streets!”
  3. Proverbs 13:4  The soul of the sluggard craves and gets nothing, while the soul of the diligent is richly supplied.
  4. Proverbs 21:25    The desire of the sluggard kills him, for his hands refuse to labor.
  5. Proverbs 12:27    Whoever is slothful will not roast his game, but the diligent man will get precious wealth.
  6. Proverbs 20:17   Bread gained by deceit is sweet to a man, but afterward his mouth will be full of gravel.
  7. Proverbs 28:19  Whoever works his land will have plenty of bread, but he who follows worthless pursuits will have plenty of poverty.
  8. Check out other Scriptures that refer to a Christian work ethic.
  9. Kenneth O Gangel has a significant article referring to Vocational Counseling though it references mostly dated materials.
  10. A good kit of reference materials for parents to use with their children has been developed around Larry Burkett’s “Your Career in Changing Times

REFLECTING ON YOUR LIFE:

  1. Have you tended to view work more as drudgery, or opportunity?
  2. Have you found any regular activity in your life to be a combination of both labor and enjoyment also maybe known as a “fulfilling job”?
  3. How might children most effectively be taught the value of work?

 CONNECTING WITH YOUR CHURCH:

  1. Be sure to look at the Milestones as supported on the Pinterest Page. Many resources for all ages are available.
  • 1.  Birth — Twenty Tips for Teaching Children to Work
  • 2. Baptism — From Crayons to Career by Cheri Fuller
  • 3. Adolescence — Choosing Your Career by M.E. Clark;  Sonlight’s College and Career Planning Kit
  • 4. Adulthood — On My Own Handbook by Bobb Biehl; Your Career In Changing Times by Burkett
  • 5. Refinement — Career Crossover by Harper Your Money after the Big 5-0 by Burkett
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