Guiding Our Children
Matthew 18:6-7 (NLT) “…But if you cause one of these little ones who trusts in me to all into sin, it would be better for you to have a large millstone tied around your neck and be drowned in the depths of the sea.”

As parents, guardians, teachers, and leaders – we have a vital responsibility of modeling for our children what we hope and believe is possible for their life. It’s important that they see how we approach the throne of God with everything about life so they’ll ‘catch and learn’ where we get our help from. If we don’t do this for their sake, then we cannot expect them to have a comprehensive perspective of the world, confidence in who they are, a vision of their own, and – most of all – faith in the God we serve. To justify coping mechanisms for our imperfections teaches brokenness to our young people. Essentially, we are showing them that we do not have trust in God. This makes us guilty of leading them astray from the possibilities that are inherently theirs by the virtue of God. The penalty for misleading the young is high. Our season of youth has passed, but we are always God’s children. Let’s do what we must to guide our young people in the right path just as our Father continues to guide us.