Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it. – Proverbs 22:6
As I said earlier in the previous Proverbs 22:6 posts, I wasn’t a perfect father. Most of these posts are from real life experiences I went through before I was saved and the others are from things I’ve seen other people do.
Picture this: A mother is in the store with her child(ren). After gathering the things she will need for the week, they go to the line waiting to check out. There’s a woman in front of them, sifting through her purse to find the money she she can pay for her groceries. The mother watches as the woman drops some folded money on the floor. The mother of the children doesn’t say anything, but wait until the woman moves forward, pay for her purchase and leave the store. The mother picks the money up, in the presence of her children, and uses it to pay for her purchase.
Something similar really happened and I was told the mother said it was a blessing. Really? Whatever it was, it wasn’t a good example of honesty for the children. It would’ve been nice if the mother told the lady she dropped her money and gave it to her. Then her children would’ve learned how to be compassionate, honest and unselfish.