A revival however great, can never make up for the awful waste of young life through our neglect of education from the cradle up. “Bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord” is the divine plan for dealing with the Christian’s children, instead of waiting for a big revival to sweep them into the right path after they got the wrong start. -Gayle Oler
I like this excerpt from Gayle Oler, former Superintendent of Boles’ Children’s Home in Texas.
One of the best sermons I’ve ever heard was Bro Oler’s. He was teaching on the church and he said that Satan wants to keep us out of the church of Christ…
but if we get into it (obeying the gospel), it’s a big blow to him but he will just work hard to get us back out of it.
If he can’t get us back out of it…that’s ok too. He will just ruin us in it! Very thought provoking, isn’t it?