Here is an example of why character education is so important.
Consider that our government runs a secular school system. At best government school teachers properly instruct their students in reading, writing and arithmetic. At best their students go on to acquire further knowledge and skills. And why? Because they have been taught to desire money and status.
Without the Bible teaching our forebears received, we lack knowledge of God. We fail to see we only have significance because God loves us. So we do not understand the need to return His love or to obey His commands. Thus, we lack the integrity He expects of us.
Originally posted on freedombytheway:
noun. adherence to moral and ethical principles; soundness of moral character; honesty
A 24-year old wins $1 million in the Michigan lottery, purchases a home and a new car for cash, yet she still uses her food stamp card to purchase $200 worth of groceries a month. Her lame explanation when confronted by a a local TV reporter is that she is out of work and needs the money. “I thought they would take it away from me.”
So that’s it? As long as you don’t get caught, it’s o.k. to steal?
Doing the right thing used to be a virtue. Maybe I’m old-fashioned, but I think shame is a big motivator, too. And there should be shame in accepting entitlements when you can survive (yes, I said survive–not thrive) without them. Maybe the cards issued for food stamps should have an audio chip and everytime they’re slid at the…
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