Sunday, March 4, 2012

Daily Devotional- Parenting

Day 17

1 John 2:15-16 

15 Do not love this world nor the things it offers you, for when you love the world, you do not have the love of the Father in you.16 For the world offers only a craving for physical pleasure, a craving for everything we see, and pride in our achievements and possessions. These are not from the Father, but are from this world.


Is there a more important lesson we can teach our children? Pursuit of material things never satisfies and it never ends. God has much more for us than the things we desire here on earth, yet we often live in a way our kids cannot see that truth. They see us striving and stressing because we have one thing, but want another more. They see us comparing ourselves to others. Sadly, they may even see us comparing them to other kids, and pushing them to be "successful" in school, athletics, and relationships.

Is love of the "things in the world" your example to your kids? How can you better demonstrate a love of spiritual things?


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