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Chapter 7: As a Child Q. Where did Jesus spend His childhood and youth? A. In a little mountain village. DA 68.1 Q.

Fill in the Blank: As a child, Jesus manifested a peculiar loveliness of disposition. His willing hands were ever ready to __________ others. He manifested a patience that nothing could disturb, and a truthfulness that would never sacrifice _______________. In principle firm as a rock, His life revealed the grace of unselfish _______________. Answers: serve, integrity, courtesy. Q. How did Mary obtain wisdom in order to help raise the child Jesus? A. Through the Holy Spirit. DA 69.1 Q. The faithful in Israel really invested time and energy in educating their youth. From what time in the lives of the youth were they to be taught of God's greatness and goodness? A. From the time of babyhood. DA 69.2 Q. From what two areas were the greatness and goodness of God illustrated? A. From His law and from the history of Israel. DA 69.2 Q. What three things from the Scriptures were to be adapted to the opening mind of a child? A. Song, prayer, and lessons. DA 69.2 Q. Fill in the Blank: Fathers and mothers were to instruct their children that the law of God is an expression of His ______________ Answer: character. DA 69.2 Q. How is the image of God able to be traced on the mind and soul of an individual? A. Through receiving the principles of the law of God into the heart. DA 69.2 Q. Was more of the teaching that the youth in Israel received oral or visual? A. It was more oral. DA 69.2 Q. Did they have visual teaching? If so, through what means? A. Yes. Their visual teaching occurred through their reading of the Old Testament Hebrew Scriptures. DA 69.2 Q. What is it that would lead the youth to seek the Lord? A. True education. DA 69.3 Q. The Jews taught and dwelt largely upon ceremony and worthless information that would not be recognized in heaven. What important experience did their educational system lack? A. The experience that is obtained through a personal acceptance of God's word. DA 69.3 Q. Why were the students unable to find any quiet hours with God? A. Because they were absorbed in a round of externals. DA 69.3 DA 68.3

Q. Fill in the Blank. In their search after knowledge, they turned away from the _________________ of wisdom. Answer, Source. DA 69.3 Q. Fill in the Blank. That which was regarded as ___________________ __________________ was the greatest hindrance to real development. Answer, superior education. DA 69.3 Q. How was it that the minds of the youth became cramped and narrow? A. By receiving the training that was given by the Jewish rabbis. DA 69.3 Q. Did Jesus receive His education from the synagogue schools? A. No He did not. DA 70.1 Q. From what two sources did Jesus learn about heavenly things? A. From His mother and from the scrolls of the prophets. DA 70.1 Q. Do you think the type of education Jesus had is similar to homeschooling? This is an opinion question. Q. Who was Jesus' instructor? A. God. DA 70.1 Q. What verse in the Bible can be used to show that Jesus did not receive a rabbincal education? A. John 7:15 DA 70.2 Q. Is it possible for us to obtain an intimate knowledge of the Scriptures like Jesus had? If so, why? A. Yes, because Jesus gained knowledge as we may do. DA 70.2 Q. What three things did Jesus study? A. The life of plants, the life of animals, and the life of man. DA 70.2 Q. Fill in the Blank. From His earliest years He was possessed of one purpose; He lived to _________ others. Answer, bless. DA 70.2 Q. Jesus studied plant life and animal life in order to find an illustration by which to teach the oracles of God. This can be seen through the parables that Jesus loved to teach. Since Jesus loved to teach by parables and illustrations, what two things are revealed about Him? A. Jesus' spirit was open to the influences of nature and how Jesus gathered the spiritual teaching from the surrounding of His daily life. DA 70.2 Memorize: As we try to become acquainted with our heavenly Father through His word, angels will draw near, our minds will be strengthened, our characters will be elevated and refined. We shall become more like our Saviour. DA 70.4 Q. How is it that we can make our affections go after God? A. By beholding the beautiful and grand in nature. DA 70.4

Q. What would you do if you wanted to develop your mental and moral faculties? A. Commune with God through prayer. DA 70.4 Q. What action would you take if you wanted to specifically strengthen your spiritual powers? A. Cultivate thoughts upon spiritual things. DA 70.4 Q. Thought Question: What do you think would happen if a Christian decided to neglect his or her devotional life. Would he or she continue to grow in grace? Can it be that this is what happened to the rabbis, that they replaced communion with God with meaningless ceremonies? What does this tell you about letting the cares of this life crowd out the quiet hours you could spend with God? Q. With what three things was Jesus familiar? Why were these things a blessing to Him? A. Poverty, self-denial, and privation. These were a blessing to Jesus because the conditions required Him to work daily in order to support Himself. Therefore, He shut the door to idle moments. DA 72.1 Q. Why is it that someone cannot say that the reason they are sinful is because of their finances or living conditions? A. Because Jesus Himself lived a blameless life in a wicked town where He was poor. DA 72.2 Q. What three things are needed in order to develop purity and firmess? A. Temptation, poverty, and adversity. DA 72.2 Q. With what kind of attitude did Jesus bear the burdens of the household? A. With a faithful and cheerful attitude. DA 72.3 Fill in the Blank: All should find something to do that will be beneficial to __________________ and helpful to ____________. Answers; Themselves, Others. DA 72.4 Q. Jesus did not shirk care or responsibility as do many of His followers. What is it that happens as a result of His followers shirking care or responsibility? A. They become weak and inefficient. DA 73.1 Q. Does Jesus believe that there should be a distinction between the rich and the worthy poor? A. Not at all. DA 73.2 Q. What is it that is needed in order to bring Bible religion into the home life and the worldly work place? A. Much patience and spirituality. DA 73.3 Q. Was Jesus ever so busy with His worldly cares that He had no time or thought for heavenly things? How was it that Jesus held communion with heaven at His work place? A. Jesus never allowed worldly care to crowd out His communion with heaven. At His work place, He held communion with heaven through song. DA 73.3 Q. How was it that the created beings of this earth became happier? A. By dwelling in the presence of Jesus. DA 74.1

Q. How did Jesus draw the sympathy of all hearts? A. By showing Himself capable of sympathizing with all. DA 74.2 Q. What kind of atmosphere surrounded Jesus? A. An atmosphere of hope and courage. DA 74.2 Q. Fill in the Blank: His quiet and simple life, and even the silence of the Scriptures concerning His early years, teach an important lesson. The more quiet and simple the life of the child,--the more free from artificial excitement, and the more in harmony with nature,--the more favorable is it to ______________ and ____________ vigor and to ______________ strength. Answers: Physical, mental, spiritual. DA 74.3 Q. During what period in Jesus life was He the pattern for all children and youth? A. During His home life. DA 74.4 Q. And every youth who follows Christ's example of faithfulness and obedience in His lowly home may claim those words spoken of Him by the Father through the Holy Spirit, "Behold My Servant, whom I uphold; Mine Elect, in whom My soul delighteth." Where is that verse found? A. In Isaiah 42:1. DA 74.4