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Do we hear ourselves when our kids speak?

Posted on 5/3/2018 by Greg Yoder

When was the last time we really didn’t like something? Were we vocal about it? I’m like that. I tend to say whatever comes to my mind. I’m not as bad I was once was, but still. When it comes to biblical morality and foundations of faith, well, that can be a good thing, but when it comes to loving people, well, that’s another question. I remember when my daughter was seven or eight I was driving, following somebody who looked lost. Since I knew what was going on, I was patient—but my daughter—she said, “What an idiot!” I was shocked. Then I remembered saying that when I WASN’T so patient. What’s the lesson? Proverbs 21:23: “Whoever keeps his mouth and his tongue keeps himself out of trouble” (ESV).

Scripture quotations marked (ESV) are from the ESV® Bible (The Holy Bible, English Standard Version®), copyright © 2001 by Crossway, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved. May not copy or download more than 500 consecutive verses of the ESV Bible or more than one half of any book of the ESV Bible.

Suggested Reading: Proverbs 21:23

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