At one time or another most children feel the urge to steal something. They want what they want, when they want it and so grab what they see. It’s not a matter of stealing in their eyes, but it’s important for them to learn the difference between right and wrong. As adults, it’s our responsibility to teach our children the virtues of being honest. The Bible has many wonderful principals and lessons for us to share with our children. Exodus 20:12 tells children to honor their parents.
Proverbs 22:6 tells adults that if we train up our children in the way, they should go, they would not depart from it. That’s a great lesson for parents. We need to talk to our children when we take walks with them, at the dinner table, when we put them to bed and at every opportunity.. We can also teach them with our actions, after all, it’s been said that children don’t always listen to what we say, but do what we do. It really should be a fine balance between both.
The short film “Faith Bits: Thou Shalt Not Steal, was made to teach children lessons from the Bible, but also to start a dialog between children and their parents. Please feel free to share it with the children in your life.
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