By Peter Kennedy
“Brothers, stop thinking like children. In regard to evil be infants, but in your thinking be adults.” – 1 Corinthians 14:20.
In an article entitled: “Parents Have Stopped Acting Like Adults, That’s Why Kids Are Becoming So Screwed Up,” Megan Aaron writes:
“Too many parents are abusive, unfaithful, alcoholic, and lazy…and we wonder why children follow the same behavior.
We wonder why suicide rates are so high. We wonder why the divorce rate continues to escalate. We wonder why the millennials are lazy or under-aged drinking in high school. It’s simple – the parents are acting like children, so as a result, the kids continue to do what they see their parents doing.
Parents who lead, discipline, and teach their kids right and wrong while reprimanding them for their actions have become all too rare because adults have become selfish. If something requires them to lose some sleep, they don’t want to deal with it. If they don’t want their kids to “hate” them for disciplining them, they won’t do it. If they aren’t disciplined themselves and can’t put the drink or pills down for the sake of their kid, then what kind of love and character is that kid seeing. Selfish love and lack of character.”
As Christians, we need to be mature and not be childish in our words and actions. Today in prayer, give thanks to the Lord and seek to be a mature Christian in all that you do.
“He is only advancing in life, whose heart is getting softer, his blood warmer, his brain quicker, and his spirit entering into living peace.” – John Ruskin.
God’s Word: “Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.” – James 1:4.