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Christian Scripture

The One who sent me is with me; He has not left me alone, for I always do what pleases Him. John 8:29

Proverbs

Above all else guard your heart, for it is the wellspring of life. Let your eyes look straight ahead, fix your gaze directly before you. Do not swerve to the right or the left; keep your foot from evil. 4:27

Pride only breeds quarrels, but wisdom is found in those who take advice. 13:10

A simple man believes anything, but a prudent man gives thought to his steps. 14:15

A wise man fears the Lord and shuns evil, but a fool is hotheaded and reckless. 14:16

…those who plan what is good find love and faithfulness. 14:23

All hard work brings a profit, but mere talk leads only to poverty. 14:24

A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger. 15:1

A cheerful look brings joy to the heart, and good news gives health to the bones. 15:30

He who listens to a life-giving rebuke will be among the wise. 15:31

He who ignores discipline despises himself, but whoever heeds correction gains understanding. 15:32

The fear of the Lord teaches a man wisdom, and humility comes before honor. 15:33

When a man’s ways are pleasing to the Lord, he makes even his enemies live at peace with him. 16:7

In his heart a man plans his course, but the Lord determines his steps. 16:9

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Scripture for Marriage

What causes fights and quarrels among you? Don't they come from your desires that battle within you? You want something but don't get it. You quarrel and fight. You do not have, because you do not ask God. When you do ask, you do not receive, because you ask with the wrong motives, that you may spend what you get on your pleasures.  James 4: 1-3

Application: our selfish desires are the problem. We get mad because we don't get what we want, when we want it, just like a child throwing a tantrum when they are told they can't have a toy they covet. Rather than wanting to please God and trusting Him to give us what we need (not necessarily want), we childishly throw a fit because of what we have decided we want. Underneath our demands to get what we want is fear and a selfish, sinful nature.
 
...then make my joy complete by being like-minded, having the same love, being one in spirit and purpose. Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves. Each of you should look not only to your own interests, but also of the interests of others. Your attitude should be the same as that of Christ Jesus :
Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be held on to, but made himself nothing, taking on the very nature of a servant... Philippians 2: 2-6

Application: the last and most profound thing Jesus did before going to the cross was wash His disciples feet. Imagine facing the most gruesome death imaginable, knowing you would take on the sin of the entire world past, present and future, and still think about the importance of teaching your students the essential lesson of servanthood. God, in all His greatness and glory, is humble in spirit. Jesus, in the final analysis, was the lowly, suffering servant. As Christians, He is our Lord, Savior, and role model.

God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in him. In this way, love is made complete among us so that we will have confidence on the day of judgment, because in this world we are like Him.

There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love. We love because He first loved us. 1 John 4: 16-19

Application: fear is frequently, if not always, at the core of why we do not love others the way God loves us - with unconditional mercy and grace. We cannot love if we are filled with fear, which we tend to be much more than we realize. We are afraid we will not get what we want, which reveals our selfish hearts. We are afraid we will not have what we need, which reveals our lack of faith and trust in Him. As Jesus stated in Matthew 6: 33, God provides everything we need just as He does for the smallest bird of the air. We do not need to fear. We are free to love as He loves us.

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Parental Wisdom

Proverbs

There is a way that seems right to a man, but in the end it leads to death. 14:12

Hatred stirs up strife, but love covers all transgressions. 10:12

All hard work brings a profit, but mere talk leads only to poverty. 14:24

A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger. 15:1

A fool spurns his father’s discipline, but whoever heads correction shows prudence. 15:5

Stern discipline awaits him who leaves the path; he who hates correction will die. 15:10

A hot-tempered man stirs up dissension, but a patient man calms a quarrel. 15:18

A cheerful look brings joy to the heart, and good news gives health to the bones. 15:30

He who listens to a life-giving rebuke will be among the wise. 15:31

He who ignores discipline despises himself, but whoever heeds correction gains understanding. 15:32

Pleasant words are a honeycomb, sweet to the soul and healing to the bones. 16:24

A rebuke impresses a man of discernment more than a hundred lashes a fool. 17:10

He who answers before listening – that is his folly and his shame. 18:13

The first to present his case seems right, till another comes forward and questions him. 18:17

A false witness will not go unpunished, and he who pours out lies will perish. 19:9

He who obeys instructions guards his life, but he who is contemptuous of his ways will die. 19:16

Discipline your son, for in that there is hope; do not be a willing party to his death. 19:18

Listen to advice and accept instruction, and in the end you will be wise. 19:20

If a man curses his father or mother, his lamp will be snuffed out in pitch darkness. 20:2

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