Tuesday, May 27, 2008

An illustration

We had been trying to think of an illustration to show how the world has copied God's instructions to parents, to ALWAYS be teaching their children His Word.

"And thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children,
and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thine house,
and when thou walkest by the way,
and when thou liest down,
and when thou risest up..." Deuteronomy 6:7

We as parents hardly ever can do this enough, and sometimes fear that to do so would be "cramming the Bible" down their throats, etc. But Jesus said, "...for the children of this world are in their generation wiser than the children of light." Luke 16:8b The world realizes the effectiveness of God's instruction to parents, and uses it for its own goals...

"when thou sittest in thine house"

"and when thou walkest by the way"

"and when thou liest down"

"and when thou risest up"

Of course, TV isn't the only way, but it is pretty influential and probably a primary influence in most homes. We learned getting rid of the TV is the first step to having more TIME to teach our children. Later, we realized how much of our sensitivity to things that grieve the Lord was numbed by exposing ourselves to TV. Just like a tick, whose bite is painless and numbing, but introduces all kinds of gunk...ooh, I better not get into that right now. We found four more ticks on the kids yesterday.

Abi made these illustrations for a talk we are doing this weekend at the Wisconsin Christian Home Educators conference. We are very busy and will hope to write when the smoke clears!

1 comment:

Unknown said...

Hi Klein family...I enjoyed hearing you share at WI's CHEA this past weekend...
I got a chance to chat briefly with Debbie as she returned my baby son Samuel's shoe which he had dropped by your booth! HEEHEE!
Anyway, just wanted to let you know I enjoyed reading your blog/website and was blessed by your family!

Blessings! Amy Vande Hei
PS-We are practically neighbors...we live outside of North Freedom which is about 11 miles from Baraboo...neat-o, huh!? :-)