Institute in Basic Life Principles

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Deference

Limiting my freedom in order not to offend the tastes of those whom God has called me to serve

Free Basic Curriculum

Interested in going deeper?

A more comprehensive children's curriculum is also available in print. The deference booklet includes four lessons that illustrate how God enables us to demonstrate deference:
  1. "Be a Good Example" features the story of Paul supporting himself while he preaches.
  2. "Use Music to Edify Others" features the story of God giving Moses a song for Israel.
  3. "Refrain From Causing Offense" features the story of Peter paying taxes.
  4. "Avoid Using Disrespectful Language" features the story of Shimei’s bitter outburst toward David.

Learning deference helps children realize that, although we may be free to do many things, we gladly restrain ourselves because communicating God’s love to others has become more important to us than our preferences.

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Related Hymn

The related hymn for this quality is "May the Mind of Christ My Savior" by Kate Wilkinson.

Would you like this hymn on CD?

This related hymn is one of many available on CD through the "Hymns for the Family" CD collection. With cheery vocals and beautiful piano accompaniment, both young and old will enjoy listening and singing along. Whether during school times, family times, or even while in the car, this collection will help young ones learn classic hymns with powerful truths about God and His character!

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Free Study Sheet

Curious where this study sheet came from?

This study sheet was taken from "The Power for True Success", a display-quality, hardbound book that provides Biblical studies on forty-nine character qualities. It includes thirty pages on how to have the power to live out character, practical definitions for each character quality, Biblical word studies that explain the quality, Biblical illustrations and analogies of the quality in life, powerful quotes which give insight into each quality, practical steps of action for personal application, and beautiful color illustrations.

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Biblical Character

This downloadable children's curriculum is a part of IBLP's Biblical Character program. Learn more »