This post has been brewing on my mind for quite a few weeks now and I have just been trying to bring some ideas together to make sense.
It all started over a month ago when we went to the park and there was this guy there doing exercises on the play equipment. This wasn’t really a problem, it was probably more the point that he had his shirt off. This just left me feeling really uncomfortable with the situation.
I wanted to protect my daughter from this and although I didn’t think he would hurt her, she just didn’t need to play on equipment with a half naked man around.
This thought has led me through many ideas. How much do we protect our children, and how much do we throw them to the wolves in the thought that they could be salt to the unsalty, or think that they won’t notice.
We homeschool our children so for us it is easier to manage their friendships and who they hang with and what they see. We also live 41 km (about 25 miles) from town so we can’t just get up and go when we feel like it. We usually go for church and music lessons.
We are also blessed with a few homeschooling friends that have children our childrens ages so they have some great friendships that are developing as they get older and it is so nice to see.
So it was during my morning bible reading that the scripture below sort of brought this whole post together.
Proverbs 13:20 He who walks with wise men will be wise, But the companion of fools will be destroyed.
Do our children walk with wise men or fools. Do we allow our children to keep bad company because it is easier or too hard to manage, or maybe we don’t even realise it.
1 Corinthians 15:33 “Do not be deceived. ‘Bad company ruins good morals.'”
Our children are just too important to us and God to just throw them to the wolves.
My prayer is:
Lord, please lead and guide us as to who we allow our children to hang with, what we allow them to do and where we allow them to go, give us wisdom. In Jesus name, Amen.