You know I'm far from perfect, but I'm close to the one who is. I know we don't have to fall for lies and choose to make mistakes or figure out what are lies and what is truth, if we just study The Word. Ugh, I said the dirty phrase "study the Word". The place where all the answers are to all the questions we could have possibly asked. The problem is, if we know the truth, then we can't go on living without feeling the Holy Spirit's nudge in our lives. That is difficult for some because they view that nudge as "condemnation". That's another lie. God doesn't come to condemn, He comes to set you free.
We have a new generation, one that has information pouring into them so fast, they are used to microwave meals. And that's good. We say it's bad, because we should slow down and be patient, that's what we used to do and it worked then. These kids are quick, they don't like patience, and God can work with that. God doesn't change, not now, not then and He won't in the future, even through all our changes. God will work in His time, and many times throughout the Bible it was instant. We have healers among us, we have prophets, we have those that can rise up in their Spiritual places, but if we don't feed them Truth, they will fall for lies.
I watch my 3 year old niece work through most any app on an IPAD. I look at the example I set for my own children. Children pick up quickly what you example, before them, and then they will go and live it out. What do they have to work with, in their homes. What do we teach them? Do we fight with our spouses, do we scream at the top of our lungs, spitting profanity, watching pornography? Do we live unhealthy lifestyles with drugs, alcohol, tobacco use? Are they spending hours babysat on video games that teach them death, violence, zombies, and profanity? Do they view us engaging in this as truth? Do we encourage them, or do we discourage them?
Today is a good day to evaluate, start in the Truth, it's not found on TV or in someone else's lifestyle. It's found in God's Word. Our children's generation deserves it. Give them a chance to make their lives successful, your investment is worth the effort because you will leave a legacy in your own family so strong, the lies cannot penetrate it.
Pay attention and turn your ear to the sayings of the wise;
apply your heart to what I teach,"
for it is pleasing when you keep them in your heart
and have all of them ready on your lips.
So that your trust may be in the Lord,
I teach you today, even you.
Have I not written thirty sayings for you,
sayings of counsel and knowledge,
teaching you to be honest and to speak the truth,
so that you bring back truthful reports to those you serve?
Lord, thank you for being the speaker of Truth, in a world where lies are so abundant. Keep us bold and steadfast and swift, in Jesus name. Amen