Homeschooling Teens- Summer is Coming Time to Work
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Homeschooling Teens- Summer is Coming Time to Work

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I was doing a Bible Study on Work. I remembered all those summers with my homeschool high school boys. It’s so important to teach a strong work ethic! Perhaps it’s a good time to take a moment with your teens and reflect on these verses. These could be great for memory work and discussion topics before summer.

God created man to work (Genesis 2:15).

The LORD God took the man and put him in the Garden of Eden to work it and take care of it.

God works (John 5:17) and we are created in His image.

Jesus said to them, “My Father is always at his work to this very day, and I too am working.“

Work is hard (Genesis 3:19).

By the sweat of your brow you will eat your food until you return to the ground Work is satisfying (Ecclesiastes 5:12).

The sleep of a laborer is sweet

Work hard for the Lord (Colossians 3:23).

Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters.

Work is a key to a full life (Proverbs 13:4).

A sluggard’s appetite is never filled, but the desires of the diligent are fully satisfied.

We are also given warnings and examples (2 Thessalonians 3.6-15).

6 In the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, we command you, brothers and sisters, to keep away from every believer who is idle and disruptive and does not live according to the teaching[a] you received from us. 7 For you yourselves know how you ought to follow our example.

We were not idle when we were with you, 8 nor did we eat anyone’s food without paying for it. On the contrary, we worked night and day, laboring and toiling so that we would not be a burden to any of you. 9 We did this, not because we do not have the right to such help, but in order to offer ourselves as a model for you to imitate. 10 For even when we were with you, we gave you this rule:

“The one who is unwilling to work shall not eat.“ 11 We hear that some among you are idle and disruptive. They are not busy; they are busybodies. 12 Such people we command and urge in the Lord Jesus Christ to settle down and earn the food they eat. 13 And as for you, brothers and sisters, never tire of doing what is good. 14 Take special note of anyone who does not obey our instruction in this letter. Do not associate with them, in order that they may feel ashamed. 15 Yet do not regard them as an enemy, but warn them as you would a fellow believer.Set clear expectations for work during the summer months. What are your expectations and requirements?

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