When we do bad things, we are quick to blame someone else for our own actions rather than accepting the responsibility. As long as we are in these earthly sinful bodies, we will be constantly in conflict with the sinful urges that our flesh craves. Fortunately we have a Holy Lord whose grace (favor) is upon us and will give us the needs to overcome all temptation. Therefore, let us stand continually within His grace and teach our children to follow our lead lest they too become subdued by the desires of the flesh.
A Christian mom asked me an awesome question recently.
What do you say to your kid when they ask you,” What if the devil makes me do bad things?”
Why is this a great question? One, it shows that children are always thinking, always reasoning. Two, it is easily answered with Scripture. Three, it’s simply a more child-like version of a common question Christians get from atheists/skeptics: Why does God allow evil in the world?
Children are probably the best training ground for the woman apologist. You want to engage atheists and skeptics? Start talking with kids first, as they are relentless and will ask you questions that will challenge your understanding of Scripture. Kids are always thinking, and are great examples for us to follow. They really do ask the best questions, even when the questions make us feel uncomfortable.
The best part is that we have that training…
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