Are We Helping In The Destruction of Our Children – Sunday Thought For The Day
Our children and young people are under attack mentally, emotionally and spiritually every waking hour. The problem is, that all too often we blissfully, albeit many times unwittingly, help Satan’s emissaries lead our children and young people in the practices that the Lord admonishes us to avoid.
It horrifies me that many, if not most of our children and young people are massively more familiar with the lives of so-called sports stars and entertainers than they are with the book of Proverbs and the Pauline Epistles.
Many children and young people can spew out the statistics of professional athletes, lyrics to songs on the radio and the latest on what’s happening on the Hollywood/television scene readily, but they cannot quote the 23rd Psalm or the Apostle’s creed. They understand and can discuss complex professional football formations, won/lost records and what is needed for their favorite team to make the playoffs, but they do not know how many books comprise the New Testament nor can they site them in order. Worse still, they cannot share their faith with friends who are not saved and that presumed they themselves are saved.
Cell phones and text messages have their undivided attention, but how many of our children and young people spend time on their own reading the bible? How many are have Christ-centered lives exampled for them in their homes on a daily basis? How many are taught that anything and/or anyone that is more important than God is their God?
Many of our children and young people have a great capacity for everything but the Lord; and tragically many times it is our fault as parents. We indulge them in what the world tells us we should believe and how we should behave. They’re told that Gucci, Lauren and Tommy Helfinger are more important than Matthew, Mark, Luke and John.
The fact that some who are reading this are thinking it’s enough that they take their children to church, and that they want their children to have fun without always having to think about the bible proves my point. I’ve actually heard parents say they do not want to “impose” any form of religion upon their children; that their children can decide for themselves when they are older what they want to believe.
It is hard enough in Christ-centered homes where parents are committed to raising their children biblically. I have had many parents share with me the heartbreak of their prodigal child. But, if we as parents are not living Christ-centered lives and instructing our children and young people in scripture, we are participating in Satan’s destruction of them.
READ: Proverbs 22:6-8 (KJV)
6 Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.
7 The rich ruleth over the poor, and the borrower is servant to the lender.
8 He that soweth iniquity shall reap vanity: and the rod of his anger shall fail.
About the Author
Mychal S. Massie is an ordained minister who spent 13 years in full-time Christian Ministry. Today he serves as founder and Chairman of the Racial Policy Center (RPC), a think tank he officially founded in September 2015. RPC advocates for a colorblind society. He was founder and president of the non-profit “In His Name Ministries.” He is the former National Chairman of a conservative Capitol Hill think tank; and a former member of the think tank National Center for Public Policy Research. Read entire bio here