3. Youth; Disappointments and how to deal with

Youth3.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.

In the previous part, in part 2, we spoke extensively about the value of money and how young people can deal with this. In that part it emerged, that love for capital or money apparently has become very obvious for many young people.
The Scripture says about people who desire wealth, that those people are pitiable, that such persons lack love for God (YHWH) and for his neighbors:

NKJV (Revelation 3:17) 17 Because you say, ‘I am rich, have become wealthy, and have need of nothing’–and do not know that you are wretched, miserable, poor, blind, and naked–

In this part, the preparation for disappointment for young people will be treated, because disciples of Jesus, just like Jesus himself, will get disappointed.
Jesus was regularly disappointed in His days, by the traitor Judas Iscariot, by the Jewish priests, by the traders in the temple:

NKJV (Matthew 21: 12-13) 12 Then Jesus went into the temple of God and drove out all those who bought and sold in the temple, and overturned the tables of the money changers and the seats of those who sold doves. 13 And He said to them, “It is written, ‘My house shall be called a house of prayer,’ but you have made it a ‘den of thieves.’ “

The theme of this writing is dealing with disappointment as part of the development of Christian youth.

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2. Youth; money and how to deal with

Youth2.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.

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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