I was shocked!
“What? You taught your sister how to use the “F” word?”
I asked him: “Who did you learn the “F” word from?”
He replied: “You.”
Ouch, that hurts.
Lost moral authority
I have lost the moral authority to tell him what is appropriate language and what is not.
I turned to the Bible.
I am glad I did.
Colossians 3:8 (NIV)
“But now you must also rid yourselves of all such things as these: anger, rage, malice, slander, and filthy language from your lips.”
This was great.
By using the Bible, I was able to:
- Show my son that he should turn to the Bible when he is not sure of what is right or wrong,
- Use the verses in the Bible to instruct my child and guide him to lead a life that will bring glory to God,
- Remind him when we teach others to do wrong in the eyes of God, we are asking them to stray from God.
There are several times when I have not acted in ways that a God-fearing Dad would. And I am ashamed of it.
And that is a firm reminder why I still need to invest time every day to read the Word of God.
Are you doing the same?