Friday, August 6, 2010

Don't Step On That Branch

Two girls were picking apples. One stayed on the ground, while the other climbed the tree. “Don’t step on that branch, it’s weak,” cried the farmer. “If you break it, it will not bear fruit.”

Children are very much like that branch. If we break their spirit and permit them to sin, they will not bear spiritual fruit in their lives. The young had a very important role in Jesus’ earthly ministry. He spoke often that we are to be humble like children and welcome them the way we would welcome Christ. To lead the young into sin is a grave offense. Jesus said death is better than leading a child into sin. Are we aware of the ways we are leading our children into sin? Do we monitor what they see and hear on the television, internet or in the movies? Are we cautious of who they spend time with and what they are doing when with other people? The most important question we can ask ourselves is, “Am I leading by example or am I teaching them evil?” We must examine our lives to be sure that we are showing our children a life patterned after Christ.

Prayer: Lord, thank You for the children and youth You have placed in my life. I pray that I will do everything possible to lead them towards Jesus and not away. In Jesus Name, Amen.

Scripture for Today: Matthew 18:1-7

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