Keys for Kids

Parent Minute

Election season. (Sigh.)

Posted on 7/24/2016 by Greg Yoder

Are you as sick of this year’s presidential election as I am? But there is good news. One, it’ll all be over in November. And, two, we can teach our kids lessons by what they’re seeing on TV. How, you ask? Look at the lying and deception that’s going on by the candidates. That’s an opportunity to point out how a person’s word is important. Proverbs 12:19 says, “Truthful lips endure forever ” (ESV). Proverbs 28:13 says, “Whoever conceals his transgressions will not prosper” (ESV). Or how about the anger? Hebrews 12:14 says, “Strive for peace with everyone” (ESV). Pointing out issues in the candidates to our kids gets them interested in the process, but it also teaches them God’s Word at the same time.

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.

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