Monday, March 7, 2011


Me:  Matthew!  Don’t put that in your mouth!  Ewwww!
Matthew:  Paper!  Paper!
Me:  Are you going to put it in your mouth?
Matthew:  Yes.
Me:  Then I’m not going to give it to you.
Matthew:  Paper!  Paper!
Me:  Are you going to put it in your mouth?
Matthew:  Yes.

Matthew will be two next month.  And he tells the truth.  Josiah is three and a half.  He’s learning the difference between the truth and a lie.  Sometimes I think I can actually see the temptation going though his mind to tell a lie.    Don’t get me wrong.  He tells the truth 98% of the time.  But it’s the other 2% we are dealing with.  And it’s in that other 2% we have the opportunity to teach him. 
And in teaching him we learn ourselves.  What example am I setting?  Am I speaking truth?  It can be as simple as being honest in a restaurant about your child’s age, even if it means paying more.  Are we teaching honesty and integrity through our actions?
Do we even know what the truth is?  Have you caught yourself saying something to your child and thinking, is that Biblical?  Can we teach them the truth when we struggle to know what it is ourselves?  Let’s pull out that Bible.  Find the truth.  It’s in there.  Seek it out.  Learn it.  Live it.  Teach it.

Your righteousness is eternally right, 
your revelation is the only truth.

Psalm 119:142


But when you proclaim his truth in everyday speech, you’re letting others in on the truth so that they can grow and be strong and experience his presence with you.

1 Corinthians 14:1

1 comment:

  1. There is NO such thing as a 1/2 Truth or White Lie...It's either Truth or gray. Thanks for the post!

    I am the Way, the TRUTH, and the Life...Truth IS Jesus. Stand in an example of the Truth.