“The Lord detests lying lips. But He delights in men who are truthful.”-Proverbs 12:22 (NIrV)
This has been our key verse in Flight School for the month of March as we have been studying the virtue of Honesty. This issue of honesty is difficult for children, and to be perfectly honest, it can be difficult for adults as well. Whether we like it or not, God hates lying and dishonesty in any form and we need to make a choice to follow Him and be completely honest; no matter what!
This week I encourage you to spend some time with the children in your life and give them examples of times in your life when you struggled with honesty and the consequences for poor choices. When we are real with the children in our lives, and show them that we have also struggled in life we can help them make wise decisions. When you talk with them, give examples of negative consequences for lying as well as positive results when you have chosen to tell the truth. Let them know the good along with the bad.
My personal prayer is that I can help my own children learn from my mistakes and hopefully avoid poor choices I have made in my life. I desire to follow God in all I do and say and want to choose honesty because it will be pleasing to Him. I want to live my life in such a way that I will not bring shame to the name of Jesus.
I hope that is something we all want for ourselves as well as the children in our lives.
Walking by your side,