God's Exquisite Garden


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An exemplary daughter is one that is exactly as someone desires. Young girls of today are tomorrow's teachers, secretaries, lawyers, criminals, doctors, nurses, and mothers. What girls learn in these young years drastically affects how successful they are in their chosen field.

The above remarks were taken from the book - Here A Little And There A Little. It was written by Pauline Cain Hatcher. This was used with her grandson's permission.

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The first place for teaching that was set up by God is the home. It is so necessary to have good communication there between children and their parents. Many times our schedules conflict or there is so much occurring that day, everyone in the family is unable to eat together. Should that be the case, we can still speak with each other, we have to make the time. We were created to glorify our Creator. That is our purpose here on this earth.

We read in Isaiah 43:7," Everyone who is called by My name whom I have created for My glory; I have formed him, yes, I have made him. "

We will talk about ten qualities any girl will need for her to be happy and exemplary or ideal.

DEPENDABLE The first quality is that of dependability. If we are dependable, we can be counted on when the need arises. An example of dependability is that of babysitting. Many girls begin babysitting at a young age. The baby's mother wants someone whom she can trust with her child.

CONSIDERATE Also there is the quality of being considerate. If we are considerate, we will have regard for other people's feelings.

" And just as you want men to do to you, you also do to them likewise." Luke 6:31
If she sees that help is needed at home with her mother, she needs to offer assistance. She may see a shy young girl at school or at church services. She needs to introduce herself and others to help this young girl become involved in activities there.

If we follow this scripture, we will be considerate of others: "Bear one another's burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ. " Galatians 6:2

FRIENDLY An exemplary daughter is friendly. Our friends should be cared for by us as we would care for a gem stone. We would be careful with it and try not to misplace it. We do not want to be envious of our friends. We need to be content with what we have.

We read in Proverbs 17:17 " A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born of adversity."

Some girls think they need a change in hairstyle, clothing, or location so they can make more friends when all they need is a change in their disposition. To keep our friends, we need to be secure about ourselves. Our telling of our friends' faults as we attempt to build ourselves up is showing others we are insecure about ourselves.

Any achievements we make, people will find out without our telling them about this achievement. " Let another man praise you, and not your own mouth; a stranger, and not your own lips." Proverbs 27:2

PURE IN SPEECH When we see the doctor, he often says, " Show me your tongue. " This describes our health to him. In that manner, our tongues reveal to others our thoughts. Out of our mouth, the thoughts of our hearts are revealed.

" You brood of vipers! How can you speak good things, when you are evil? For out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks." Matthew 12:34

Keep your heart with all diligence, For out of it spring the issues of life.
Proverbs 4:23 (NKJV)

To the Chief Musician. To Jeduthun. A Psalm of David. I said, I will guard my ways, lest I sin with my tongue; I will restrain my mouth with a muzzle while the wicked are before me.
Psalm 39:1 (NKJV)

It might be easier to misuse our tongue. This saying I heard many times as I was growing up and my son hears it also - Just because something is easier, that doesn't make it right.

OBEDIENT Another quality is the acceptance of discipline. This acceptance of discipline needs to be done even if she disagrees with her parents' decision. She will come to the realization that "mother knows best", and she will help direct her daughter in her young Christian life.

Many young girls want discipline. They long for a home where curfews will be given. So many want questions asked such as, "Where do you plan to go and with whom. Who will be there and when will you return?"

" For whom the Lord loves He chastens, and scourges every son whom He receives." Hebrews 12:6

If she has self-discipline, she has won such a tremendous victory! Worldly thoughts and actions will have little if any affect upon her choices in life. She will be in control of her thoughts and actions throughout life. Proverbs 16:32, " He who is slow to anger is better than the mighty, And he who rules his own spirit than he who takes a city."

Discussion and study questions:
(1) What does exemplary mean?
(2) Make a list of some forms of conduct that show our dependability.
(3) What will help us create the characteristic of consideration?

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Copyright 2007 Linda Lawrence

Lessons in this Series

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Lesson 1

Lesson 2
The Mind of Christ

Lesson 3
Imitate Christ

Lesson 4

Lesson 5
Taming the Tongue

Lesson 6
Our Legacy

Lesson 7

Lesson 8

Lesson 9

Lesson 10

Lesson 11

Lesson 12

Lesson 13
Improper Language

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Lesson 17

Lesson 18

Lesson 19
Strength to
Endure Suffering

Lesson 20
Grieve Not
The Spirit

Lesson 21

Lesson 22

Lesson 23

Lesson 24
Purity in Heart

Lesson 25

Lesson 26

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Lesson 27

Lesson 28

Lesson 29

Lesson 30
Inner Peace

Lesson 31

Lesson 32
Our Example

Lesson 33

Lesson 34

Lesson 35
Testing Of Our Faith

Lesson 36

Lesson 37

Lesson 38
Problems Concerning

Lesson 39
Practical Results

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Lesson 40
Good Works

Lesson 41
Women Teachers
in Bible Times

Lesson 42
Women Teachers

Lesson 43
Good Friends

Lesson 44
Choosing a Husband

Lesson 45
Choosing a Wife

Lesson 46
The Exemplary Daughter
Part 1

Lesson 47
The Exemplary Daughter
Part 2

Lesson 48
The Ideal Mother
Part 1

Lesson 49
The Ideal Mother
Part 2

Lesson 50
The Home As God
Would Have It
Part 1

Lesson 51
The Home As God
Would Have It
Part 2

Lesson 52
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Lesson 53
Marriage As God
Would Have It
Part 1

Lesson 54
Marriage As God
Would Have It
Part 2

Lesson 55
The Virtuous Woman
Part 1

Lesson 56
The Virtuous Woman
Part 2

Lesson 57
The Virtuous Woman
Part 3

Lesson 58

Lesson 59

Lesson 60
Pride & Haughtiness

Lesson 61

Lesson 62

Lesson 63

Lesson 64

Lesson 65

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Lesson 66

Lesson 67

Lesson 68
Infinite God

Lesson 69
Holiness of God

Lesson 70
of God

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of God

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of God

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