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June Devotionals

A Tip About Our Youth

Bible Reading: Proverbs 22:1-9
Key Verse: Verse 6 – ”Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.”
Key Words: Train up a child

As parents, it’s our responsibility to train up our children in “The Way” (God’s way) that they should go. But it is their responsibility to go in the way they are trained.
The following survey was taken in the 80’s by Bruce Wilkinson. I believe they are fairly accurate for today.

70% of high school grads leave the church, never to return

65% of evangelical teens never read their Bibles

33% believe religion is out of date and out of touch

40% of all teens believe in astrology

30% read astrology column daily

93% know their sign

58% of protestant teens believe students should have access to contraceptives

25% of high school students contract some form of STD

42% of protestant teens say there are many ways to God

60% question that miracles are possible

28% feel the contents of the Bible are not accurate.

According to surveys in the 90’s:

65% of all H.S. Christian students are sexually active

75% of all H.S. students cheat regularly

30% of all H.S. students have shoplifted in the past 30 days

45-50% of all teen pregnancies are aborted

3.3 million teens are alcoholics

1000 teens try to commit suicide daily

10% of H.S. students have experimented with or are involved in a homosexual lifestyle.
If children are going in the way they are trained, then what does that say about our training?

What to do:
✞  Train up your children in the way they should go.