When a businessman was asked, he quickly said, “Teenagers are worth about nine-billion dollars annually: for movies, food, cars, books and other items–that is to say nothing of three billion dollars of clothes alone. Teenagers are largely responsible for a popular rock singer’s four million dollars profit last year. A teenager is worth billions to the business world.” A statesman stated, “The future of America, yes, the very destiny of the free world rests in the hands of our youth. Hitler gained control of Germany, and almost conquered the whole of Europe by winning the hearts of German youth. I am convinced that the destiny of America and the hope of the free world rest with the teenager. They’re worth everything to us.” What is a teenager worth to the Lord? If the powers of the world are striving diligently to win youthful hearts, can we sit idly by? Teachers, take a daily interest in your students. Two hours at church services are not enough! Parents, guard your children from spiritual pollution. They are worth more than all the world. Remember Jeremiah 5:7-9: “How shall I pardon thee for this? thy children have forsaken me, and sworn by them that are no gods… Shall I not visit for these things? saith the LORD: and shall my soul be avenged on such a nation as this?”

 No author credited. via The Watchman, Northwest Church of Christ, Lawton, Oklahoma

From Midtown church of Christ website

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