Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Do you parent like an animal or like God?

Something worth noting about words...

If you can't read or write it is a real problem, yes? To we humans, to be without words is a real handicap. Right?

It's one of the big things that separates us from the animals. We communicate with highly complex thoughts and animals...well, yes, they communicate, too, but they can't speak. They can't hold a conversation. And, mostly, they can't reason...

2 Peter 2:12
But these, like unreasoning animals, born as creatures of instinct to be captured and killed, reviling where they have no knowledge, will in the destruction of those creatures also be destroyed...

Jude 1:10
But these men revile the things which they do not understand; and the things which they know by instinct, like unreasoning animals, by these things they are destroyed.

One way to "worship" God is to imitate Him. 

Ephesians 5:1
Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children... 

And, He...is the living Word. So, for us to reason and use our words...brings God honor as we reflect His image that we're created in...

Isaiah 1:18
“Come now, and let us reason together,” Says the Lord...

So, when a parent EVER has to resort to spanking/hitting...because they have just run out of things to say and they're convinced they just can't reason with their child...they have actually become like an animal...resorting to actions and force and abandoning their use of that which makes them most like God...

You can "bite their heads off"...
You can "chew their butts out"...
You can spank...
OR...
You can reason like God...


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