Wednesday, January 31, 2007

It's always amazing when one of the kids say something
that is way off the mark, and it is a great reminder
that we can't let them just absorb what they will from
us, but we must be diligent to teach the faith in an
organized fashion.

A few days ago, Kent asked Babydoll Hattie how we can
know what is true about God. She thought for a few
moments and then responded, "We can know what is true
by what our hearts tell us." Whoa! Want a little
post-modernism, there it is for you.

Thank God for giving us the times and opportunities to
teach this little one.

"No, Hattie," Kent came back, "there is only one test for
truth and that is what the Word of God tells us. Our hearts
can speak truth, but we only know that they do if we can
line what our hearts tell us with what the Bible teaches."

How many times do we take the feelings induced by indigestion,
or some over-the-counter medicine as God speaking to us through
our hearts? Hmmm!

II Timothy 2:15-17a
Be diligent to present yourself approved to God, a worker
who does not need to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word
of truth. But shun profane and idle babblings, for they
will increase to more ungodliness. And their message will
spread like cancer.

I am afraid a lot of, "The Lord told me to..." falls into the
category of "profane and idle babblings."

Certainly I do not say that God does not impress certain things
upon our hearts. But this is an area that requires great
wisdom, and wisdom points in this direction--"God tells us in
such and such a scripture thus and so," rather than, "God told ME
this and that."


Tammy said...

Such great wisdom...I really appreciated reading this, Laurie.

And what a wonderful thing you're doing...having these kinds of conversations with your children!


LeftCoastOnlooker said...

You are such wise parents!

e-Mom said...

Lol, good for "post-modern" Hattie!