Thinking about this matter of insulation, I wondered about today’s children. Why can’t we apply the #2 definition above and insulate children against influences on their lives that directly defy the standards we want our children to live by?
Some are quick to criticize youngsters because they seem not to know right from wrong. Has all the violence without punishment or pain present in their entertainment clouded their senses until they don’t know real from imaginary? An apparent question, then, is why don’t the children realize what they’re doing; why don’t they know right from wrong?
Children need some insulation. Just as double-pane windows better ward off heat and cold, children need adequate protection between them and our world’s unwholesome pressures.
And this promise follows, Do what is right and good in the Lord’s sight, so that it may go well with you (Deuteronomy 6:18). With God’s help let us equip our children with wisdom to always know right from wrong and the difference between reality and make-believe.
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