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Monday, August 29, 2016

Who Will Insulate Our Children?

“Insulate: 1. to add a material or substance to (something) in order to stop heat, electricity,
or sound from going into or out of it;
2. to keep (someone or something) separate from something unpleasant, dangerous, etc."
Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Have you ever thought about the advantages of insulation? Applying the #1 definition above to residential windows will show how accurate it is. Modern windows are designed with double-pane glass to better separate the inside from the outside weather. Therefore, heat of summer will less likely enter a room and more of winter’s cold will likely stay outside.

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.

When Moses relayed the Ten Commandments to his people, he told them about the importance of those commandments: These commandments that I give you today are to be upon your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up (Deuteronomy 6:6-7).

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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