Spiritual Instruction must be a part of every home in order for each family to be strong. Following are the four pillars of Spiritual Instruction:
1. Sound DoctrineThis is the RULE OF TRUTH. It provides the RIGHT PERSPECTIVE in life.
Titus 2:1 But speak thou the things which become sound doctrine.
2Timothy 1:13 Hold fast the form of sound words, which you have heard of me, in faith and love which is in Christ Jesus.
2Timothy 3:15 And that from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus.
2. Strong DisciplineThis is the RULE OF PATIENCE. It produces STRONG CHARACTER.
Proverbs 12:24 The hand of the diligent shall bear rule: but the slothful shall be under tribute.
Proverbs 22:29 Seest thou a man diligent in his business? he shall stand before kings; he shall not stand before mean men.
Proverbs 19:18 Discipline your son while there is hope; do not set your heart on his destruction.
Proverbs 22:15 Folly is bound up in the heart of a child, but the rod of discipline drives it far from him.
Proverbs 23:13 Do not withhold discipline from a child; if you beat him with a rod, he will not die.
Proverbs 29:17 Discipline your son, and he will give you rest; he will give delight to your heart.
2Timothy 2:3 Thou therefore endure hardness, as a good soldier of Jesus Christ.
2Timothy 2:4 No man that warreth entangleth himself with the affairs of this life; that he may please him who hath chosen him to be a soldier.
2Timothy 2:5 And if a man also strive for masteries, yet is he not crowned, except he strive lawfully.
Romans 5:4 and endurance produces character, and character produces hope (RSV)
3. Spotless DevotionThis is the RULE OF LOVE. It guards the heart with PURE AFFECTIONS.
Galatians 5:6 faith which worketh by love.
2Corinthians 7:10 For godly sorrow worketh repentance to salvation not to be repented of: but the sorrow of the world worketh death.
2Corinthians 11:2 For I am jealous over you with godly jealousy: for I have espoused you to one husband, that I may present you as a chaste virgin to Christ.
Titus 2:12 Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world;
Hebrews 12:28 Wherefore we receiving a kingdom which cannot be moved, let us have grace, whereby we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear:
4. Spiritual DeedsThis is the RULE OF ACTION. It accomplishes GOD'S WILL.
James 2:17 Even so faith, if it hath not works, is dead, being alone.
James 2:20 faith without works is dead
Romans 8:14 For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.
Galatians 5:25 If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit.
March 3, 2014
The above four rules anticipate the four pillars of education by UNESCO:
1. Learning to know: Rule of TRUTH (INFORMATION)
2. Learning to be: Rule of PATIENCE (holding on to character) (UNIQUENESS, SELF-ACTUALIZATION, VOICE, IDENTITY, CONSISTENCY)
3. Learning to live together: Rule of LOVE (SOCIAL RELATEDNESS)
4. Learning to do: Rule of ACTION (PRACTICAL WISDOM)
These are the same as the 4 Pillars of Faith.