“But the path of the just is as the shining light, that shineth more and more unto the perfect day.” – Proverbs 4:18
To me, this is telling us that the lighted path, through God, is the trusted and reliable path. To step out of the light is to step into uncertainty. Or, more simply – to do what we know is right is reliable, though, perhaps not always popular, but to do what is not right or just brings insecurity and uncertainty.
And so, we teach our children to do what is right without regard for what others may think, say, or do.
M46 Challenge: Talk to your children about the importance of doing the right thing. Reveal to them how, when you do the right thing, their life stands out in a GREAT WAY that will allow God to bless them.
Prayer: Heavenly Father, thank you for leading my daughter in the right path that honors you. I pray that her life is a shining light of your glory that others can see You living in their life, as well! In Jesus’ name, Amen.
Thoughts: As we teach our children right versus wrong, consider…Do we always do what is right simply for ourselves? How do we feel when we know that we have done right, versus what we feel when we have done wrong? Consider, too, that doing right is not only serving God, but may also be serving as an example for others looking to us for direction. How do our actions and choices affect those around us? And where have you seen a great example of God’s light shining through a child’s life?
Friends, tomorrow is Thanksgiving. Pause and consider all that we have to be thankful for. Tomorrow we will take a brief break from M46…sort of…but will spend our time together recognizing a bit of all that we have to be thankful for. Until then, be well.
Keep it Lit,