Statistics show this is perhaps the most ghastly lie of all. The percentage of children who suffer issues from anger, to drug abuse, to all types of crime, and behavioral problems often have a historical string leading back to divorce, or angry, dysfunctional parents.
And many times, these behaviors don’t manifest themselves in the child until high school, even college. We are made in the image of God, and what angers God, frustrates and angers a child—whether you believe it or not.
“Fathers, do not exasperate your children, that they may not lose heart” (Colossians 3:21 NIV).
“And He called a child to Himself and set him before them, and said, ‘Truly I say to you, unless you are converted and become like children, you shall not enter the kingdom of heaven…and whoever receives one such child in My name receives Me; but whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in Me to stumble, it is better for him that a heavy millstone be hung around his neck, and that he be drowned in the depth of the sea” (Matthew 18:2, 3, 5, 6 NIV).
Could it be we’re in the mess we’re in because we’ve believed and practiced these lies?
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