Don’t Be a Pharaoh: Proverbs for the Young

Friday Assembly: Headmaster’s Address (January 25, 2018)

Proverbs 29:1 (NKJV)
He who is often rebuked, and hardens his neck,
Will suddenly be destroyed, and that without remedy.

We are not used to strong words about being destroyed, but this proverb is an important warning.

Doing the right thing begins at the start of the day not when the day is over.
You cannot be stubborn rejecting correction all day and then be expecting a remedy when disaster strikes.

You can’t put off you home work over and over, ignoring the words of your teachers and parents and then try to get it all done in one night, crying out for an easy fix.

Sin is just the same way. Don’t be a Pharaoh–be a Moses! Pharaoh could have been a hero of the Bible. He had so many chances to do the right thing and listen to God. He chose, again and again, to harden his neck and not listen to Moses. It led him to his destruction. Students, remember this proverb and be willing to hear rebuke, to hear correction, from a God that loves you, from your parents who love you, and even from teachers that love you.

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