Chapter Context Form MHCC: The first sabbath. (1-3) Particulars about the creation. (4-7) The planting of the garden of Eden. (8-14) Man is placed in it. (15) God’s command. (16,17) The animals named, The making of woman, The Divine institution of marriage. (18-25)
So far this summer I have made two trips across this great country. One thing in common in all the locations (some 28 States) was the abundance of HELP WANTED signs. It seems everywhere I looked top vacancies for jobs from the basic ($15.00 at McDonald’s) to the highly skilled (Machinist $25.00/hr no experience will train) were everywhere. It is a sad state of affairs when this nation that once prided itself on work ethic can no longer find folks willing to work.
As noted above, work for men at least, is a biblical mandate from God. This is not just some Old Covenant (Testament) sentiment, it applies to today’s “modern” man also. Paul under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit makes one of the most dogmatic statements in all the NT when in 2 Thess 3:10 he writes: For even when we were with you, we would give you this command: If anyone is not willing to work, let him not eat.
Sure does go against the grain of all our youth being about easy-ism. What do I mean by that, here are a few examples:
- Grading on the Curve: allows for everyone, especially the undeserving to pass.
- Easy Classes: why take physics and algebra II when all you need to graduate is Xyz (basket weaving) to get into college and then be thousands in debt to the government.
- Pushing college over a career: One would think HS Guidance counselors were on some kind of kickback system (not saying they are) when they refuse to even suggest a young man consider a tech school or program that will leave him debt free and with a high paying job.
- No real-world classes: what we teach our children is either not applicable to the actual world we live in or outright lies (CRT, History Revisionism, ETC.)
- Total lack of morals or ethics in classrooms, students are being taught that whatever they believe to be true is good enough.
What can we do about this? First, educate yourself about what your children (grandchildren) are being taught. Ensure the local school boards are open and honest about all content. Second, stop thinking it is the government’s job to educate and raise your children; it is yours. Teach them at young age ethics and morality and it will serve them a lifetime.
The following article from Mary Beeke has some very helpful insights.