Hire
Writers
Editors
Home Tour About Read What's New Help Forums Join
My Account Login
Shop
Save
Support
E
Book
Store
Learn
About
Jesus
  



The HOME for Christian writers! The Home for Christian Writers!



 
Christian Living PLEASE ENCOURAGE THE AUTHOR BY COMMENTING

  LEAVE COMMENT ON ARTICLE   SEND A PRIVATE MESSAGE
  HIRE THIS WRITER
REPORT ARTICLE

 TRACK THIS AUTHOR ADD TO MY FAVORITES
corner
What's New
 
corner
 
The Greatest Investment
by Stephen A. Peterson 
10/24/04
For Sale
Author requests article critique


  Mail
 





The Greatest Investment
©
by

Stephen A. Peterson


I earned my very first money, twenty-five cents, from my maternal grandmother. I was just six years old at the time and I will never forget the difficult assignment she gave me: “Stevie, if you will take out the trash and tell me the First Commandment of God, I’ll give you a quarter. Now there are Ten Commandments of God. You’ll have to know each of them, in the correct order, for the next ten weeks after this week. You’ll receive a quarter if you’re correct. If you are not correct, you’ll receive a dime for taking out the trash.”

For ten long weeks, I struggled over the Ten Commandments trying to figure out what the words such as “covet”, “vain”, and “adultery” meant as well as well as get them in order. I took out a sheet of paper, wrote each Commandment down, in order. I repeated each Commandment over and over, for as many days as it took until I had the Commandments down by heart. The wording of all Ten Commandments in my youth has remained with me through the years. I have often wrestled with and stumbled in attempting to obey them, just as I wrestled with and stumbled in trying to learn and remember them. However, I have forever been grateful for their guidance, purpose and meaning.

It was not until many years later that I realized the other essential lessons that my maternal grandmother had taught me. First, the importance of providing an early framework and firm grounds of conduct to a young person. Second, the passing on of these principles to our children God’s teaching so that their lives rest on a firm foundation.

Parents and/or grandparents do you know a child or grandchild who would enjoy earning a few nickels, dimes or quarters? It will not corrupt a child. It is not a bribe…it is a great investment in the future…theirs and the nation’s!


If you died today, are you absolutely certain that you would go to heaven? You can be! TRUST JESUS NOW

Read more articles by Stephen A. Peterson  or search for articles on the same topic or others.


Read More - Free Reprints, Main Site Articles, Most Read Articles or highly acclaimed Challenge Articles. Read Great New Release Christian Books for FREE in our Free Reads for Reviews Program. Christian writers can JOIN US at FaithWriters for Free. Grow as a Writer and help spread the Gospel.


The opinions expressed by authors do not necessarily reflect the opinion of FaithWriters.com.

Hire a Christian Writer, Christian Writer Wanted, Christian Writer Needed, Christian Content Needed
Find a Christian Editor, Hire a Christian Editor, Christian Editor, Find a Christian Writer
 
corner
Corner
This article has been read 532 times     < Previous | Next >


Member Comments
Member Date
Joyce Poet 25 Oct 2004
A most powerful lesson... just as I have come to expect from you. Funny, I had paid my son's friend a dollar to memorize a scripture about six months ago. Weekend before last, he voluntarily quoted that same scripture to me. It was worth 10 times what I paid him to hear him say "He who does not know love does not know God, for God is love." Blessings, Treava




TRUST JESUS TODAY











Free Audio Bible
500 Plus Languages
Faith Comes By Hearing.com