Good grades and a place on the team are good to strive for, but they are not the most important.
What is most important?
I hate to say this, but too many parents are more concerned with their child making grades and making the team than they are concerned about their child’s eternal soul and earthly character. Jesus said in Mark 8:36, “What does it profit a man to gain the whole world and lose his own soul?” Not only will raising kids with the love and fear of the Lord equip them to be better contributors and candidates in the marketplace, but it will also provide them eternal rewards.
Making the grades and making the team are fine and should be encouraged! But let’s put things in perspective. Matthew 6:33 says, “Seek first his kingdom and his righteousness and all these things will be added to you.”
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