2. Youth; money and how to deal with

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An explanation of topics for a dialogue with young people; topics where young people have to deal with in their lives, with support of Scripture.

In the previous section; in part 1, we talked extensively about the education of young people and the influence of the Social media.
In that part came the advice of doctors that a tablet or smartphone does not belong in the bedroom.
Also the use of especially online games and the addiction to Social media was discussed extensively. In this writing, money and wealth are discussed, or as young people sometimes respond:
I want a lot of things and without money that is not possible…..
Capital or money is apparently something very obvious to many young people.

The wise King Solomon concluded that everything he had done in his life was merely the chasing of wind:

NKJV (Ecclesiastes 2:10-11) 10 Whatever my eyes desired I did not keep from them. I did not withhold my heart from any pleasure, For my heart rejoiced in all my labor; And this was my reward from all my labor. 11 Then I looked on all the works that my hands had done And on the labor in which I had toiled; And indeed all was vanity and grasping for the wind. There was no profit under the sun.
NKJV (Ecclesiastes 11: 9-10) 9 Rejoice, O young man, in your youth, And let your heart cheer you in the days of your youth; Walk in the ways of your heart, And in the sight of your eyes; But know that for all these God will bring you into judgment. 10 Therefore remove sorrow from your heart, And put away evil from your flesh, For childhood and youth are vanity.

The theme of this writing is; what is the value of money and how young people can deal with this.

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1. Youth, Raising and Social Media

Youth1.pdf

An explanation of topics for a dialogue with young people; topics where young people have to deal with in their lives, with support of Scripture.

What is the best gift that people can get?
The social status or regard to have a luxurious home?
To be seen in an expensive tough car or to wear exclusive clothing?

NKJV (1John 2: 15-16) 15 Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. 16 For all that is in the world–the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life–is not of the Father but is of the world.

Not showing off the means of existence, but children are the most precious gift that is entrusted to parents.
However, children are not a possession and there is probably nothing more difficult than raising children, every parent tries to do well to the best of his knowledge.
But difficult challenges occur in the lives of young people.
It all started with the blessing of the first people:

NKJV (Genesis 1:28) 28 Then God blessed them, and God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply; fill the earth and subdue it;….

Children are and remain the property of the Creator:

NKJV (Psalms 127: 3) 3 Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord, The fruit of the womb is a reward.

Or as God (YHWH) explained it to the prophet Jeremiah:

NKJV (Jeremiah 1: 5) 5 “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you; Before you were born I sanctified you;…

What a privilege has a child that can grow up in a Christian family, where love and Christian care determine the upbringing. Grandparents are also happy with their grandchildren:

NKJV (Proverbs 17: 6) 6 Children’s children are the crown of old men, And the glory of children is their father.

As parents, you get children during a temporary life phase, you bring up the children, but in the next phase to maturity, you have to let them go slowly.

The theme of this writing is; The care for young people and the influence of social media.

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