Telling Kids the Truth

If our children came home from school, day-after-day, and we asked them “What did you learn?”, and they would answer, day-after-day “I learned that two plus two is five”, we would be diligent about correcting them. We’d also be wise to put them in another school. As the school of life catechizes our kids 24/7 in today’s world, we must be continually seeking to know what they are learning. And where we find that the cultural narrative has mis-educated them, we must offer diligently-dispensed correctives rooted in the eternal Truths of God’s Word. G.K. Chesterton reminds us of the courage it takes to lead truthfully in today’s world: “It is only the last and wildest kind of courage that can stand on the tower before ten thousand people and tell them that twice two is four.” Parents, the words of Joshua 1:9 ring true for us as we proclaim truth in today’s world: “Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”