Titus 2:3 The aged women likewise, that they be in behaviour as becometh holiness, not false accusers, not given to much wine, teachers of good things; that they may teach the younger women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children, to be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the Word of God be not blasphemed.

Friday, July 3, 2009

A Moment in Proverbs

Proverbs 3: 3
Let not mercy and truth forsake thee: bind them about thy neck; write them upon the table of thine heart.

If we keep reading the passage we can understand the real importance of mercy and truth- they both are needed to find favour and good understanding in the sight of God. It is important for children to see Mercy displayed and Truth as the foundation of their home. Take some time to talk about mercy and truth. Look them up in your dictionary, look up verses that discuss mercy and truth. Give real life examples from your home of what mercy looks like and how truth is fundamental.

Here's an idea you might want to try. Remember to pray and ask the Lord for wisdom as you train your children. He gives His people creativity and guides us perfectly- I know He has done it for me over and over again!

Write Mercy and Truth on one card.
Take a hole puncher and make a hole at the top of each card to string ribbon through
Cut a piece of ribbon long enough to make a necklace
Slip the card onto the ribbon
Wear as a necklace

Make one for YOU too! :-)

As your child goes throughout the day talk the opportunities that arise that need us to show mercy and/or truth. If you're like me you'll find the Lord showing you many areas for yourself. Make sure you share these as the Lord allows... talk about how you chose to surrender to His will. Let your child see you- a sinner saved by God's amazing Grace and tender MERCY!

May our homes reflect His goodness!
Mrs. Joseph Wood

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