In Florida, a woman was caught on video stealing a box from someone’s porch. This porch pirate had her young daughter with her. Then in Texas, a seven-year-old caught on tape stealing told his mother that his father drove him around and made him take the packages. I’m sure if either child is later arrested for stealing; the parents will be shocked and wonder where they learned such things. I doubt very much either one will look in the mirror and see themselves as a thief who taught their child that stealing is okay.
Proverbs 22:6 tells us that if we Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it. If you show your child that stealing is right, then they will also become a thief. But if you raise them to respect and do right, then in most cases, they will grow to be a wonderful adult.
And the best way to raise your kids to be Christian is to be one yourself. Kids learn from actions more than from words. The fact is if you want your kids to grow up in a church, you have to go with them.
And if you want good children, be a good adult.
Children are educated by what the grown-up is and not by his talk. –Carl Jung
Too many Christians tell their children to believe in Jesus, while the parents themselves are living a life of sin. Until you live according to Jesus, your children will not likely to either.
I feel sorry for the children in these videos. They’ll grow up with confusion thanks to their parents. How are they supposed to understand right from wrong when they have such role models? Hopefully, these parents will be brought to justice, and it’ll show the children there are consequences for these types of actions.
If not, they could eventually find themselves in prison, all because their parents chose not to be good adults.
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