“Train up a child in the way he should go and when he is old he will not depart from it.” Proverbs 22:6
He is ten years old and has been taught the ways of God since his birth. He is from a single parent home, and although his father faithfully supports him and is quite involved with him, it is his mother who has been the dominant force in his life.
He stood beside me as the minister made the necessary plea for a camp expense offering last night. From the edge of my eye, I watched, as from his trouser pocket, he removed his nylon wallet. We were near the front of the tent, and as the offering pan came closer to him, I saw Nathaniel fingering his money, as though trying to settle the issue.
Mind made up, Nathaniel drew four dollar bills out, and as the container passed, he dropped them in. He never knew I watched.
I’ve been with him for several days now and I knew that his spending money for camp consisted of $20.00. He had given 20 per cent of that during camp’s first night offering.
Train up a child…
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