I didn’t do it…
If you’ve ever dealt with children, then you can most likely think of a time when you caught the child red-handed. You saw them do it. You knew without a shadow of a doubt they did it. Yet, when you put them on the spot, they looked right at you with those not so innocent eyes and lied. When your child lies, it hurts as a parent. To help you feel better, take a look at this verse from the Bible.
Genesis 18: 10-15: ” One of them said, “I will surely return to you when the season comes round again, and your wife Sarah will have a son!” (Now Sarah was listening at the entrance to the tent, not far behind him. 18:11 Abraham and Sarah were old and advancing in years; Sarah had long since passed menopause.) 18:12 So Sarah laughed to herself, thinking, “After I am worn out will I have pleasure, especially when my husband is old too?” 18:13 The Lord said to Abraham, “Why did Sarah laugh and say, ‘Will I really have a child when I am old?’ 18:14 Is anything impossible for the Lord? I will return to you when the season comes round again and Sarah will have a son.” 18:15 Then Sarah lied, saying, “I did not laugh,” because she was afraid. But the Lord said, “No! You did laugh.”
I hope you feel better now
Do you feel better now, knowing our kids aren’t the only ones who lied due to fear? Adults do that too. People lie because they’re afraid. Fear is one of the most common motives for lying. We’re afraid our inner thoughts will be discovered or our wrongdoings will be discovered. But lying only causes more complications. It’s just easier, to tell the truth. Best to tell the truth from the start.
Let’s pray about this
Father God, help us to always tell the truth. Help our children to make the right decisions and to honor you with the truth. Amen.
In His Service
Jeanette Duby, The Teaching Lady
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