What to Expect From a 12 Year Old

The reason parents have problems with some teenagers is because those teens have a deficiency in their earlier character development. A study of Luke chapter 2 shows that Jesus, by the age 12, had developed 7 qualities necessary for true maturity. Expect that a 12-year-old will:

  1. Have a mature sense of responsibility, purpose, and destiny.
  2. Have a keen sense of discernment, especially in relation to the company he keeps.
  3. Have a burning hunger to understand truth and wisdom.
  4. Be fully obedient.
  5. Be consistently respectful.
  6. Be totally committed to doing the will of God.
  7. Have an unmistakable godliness about his life.

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