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It’s Hard to Convince Your Children

It's hard to convince your children that the church is the most important thing in the world when you are negligent about attending its services and supporting its work.

It's hard to convince your children that the church is the greatest institution in the world when you permit them to miss services to go elsewhere.  It's hard to convince your children that the church is to be held higher than anything when you insist that they do their homework for public school but permit them to neglect their Bible study.

It's hard to convince your children that the church is the most important institution when you give little to help finance its work and encourage them to do likewise.

It's hard to convince your children that they should respect the church when you continually criticize the leadership, belittle the teacher's work and appear a habitual faultfinder.

It's hard to convince your children the work of the church is important, when you have no part in what work is being done, either financially or personally.

It's hard to convince your children sin is a serious matter when they know you do things that are wrong, and you are not concerned about making the necessary corrections in life.

It's hard to convince your children there really is a heaven, and a hell, when they realize that this life is the most important thing there is to you, and they don't see you making much preparation for a life after death.

It's hard to convince your children, when you don't even try to convince them of much of anything — just let them do their thing.

For His Cause,
Tim Woodward