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Affluent Christian Investor | September 19, 2017

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The Most Important Thing Your Kids Will Need for the Workforce

The Last Supper, depicted by Juan de Juanes, c. 1562

How do you prepare your children for the workforce?

Beyond a good resume, respect for authority, and an outstanding work ethic, the most important thing a young adult needs when entering the workforce is a commitment to Jesus Christ.

If your child has a personal relationship and commitment to Christ, they’ll automatically take other key values to their job.

In Mark 12, Jesus said the most important commandment is, “‘love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’ The second is this: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ ”

The first commandment calls all people to submit to God’s authority and majesty. Due to our sin nature, we resist authority. The same sin nature that prompts a child to disobey parents breeds dissention and resentment against a boss. But, with Christ as Lord, we learn how to submit to the authority over us, whether it is God, the government, parents or employers.

Teaching your children to love and obey the Lord will enable them to consider the needs of others, to humbly serve them, and interact well with them. Your child will bring a good attitude to the job that can positively influence the entire team.

Luke 2 shows us that even “Jesus grew in wisdom, stature, and favor with God and man.”

Again, The single most important decision your teenager or young adult can take is faith in Jesus Christ. By doing so they’ll receive not only eternal life, but will thrive under authority and with others.

 

 

Originally published on Handwriting on the Wall.

Chuck Bentley is CEO of Crown, a non-profit business and personal finance policy and educational organization, and author of “The S.A.L.T. Plan. How to Prepare for an Economic Crisis of Biblical Proportions” and “Root of Riches, What if everything you think about money is wrong?”

 

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