Does the Bible teach that children should be responsible and have a good work ethic?
Let's have a look and see.....
At the Henry Street Hebrew School, the rabbi finished the
day's lesson. It was now time for the usual question period.
"Rabbi," asked little Melvin, "there's something I need to
"What's that, my child?" asked the rabbi.
"Well, according to the Scriptures, the Children of Israel
crossed the Red Sea, right?"
"And the Children of Israel beat up the Philistines, right?"
"And the Children of Israel built the Temple, right?"
"Again you are correct."
"And the Children of Israel fought the Egyptians, and the
Children of Israel fought the Romans, and the Children of
Israel were always doing something important, right?"
"All that is correct," agreed the rabbi. "So what's your
"What I need to know is this," demanded Melvin. "What were
all the grown-ups doing?"
I guess it does. :)