Like most children, our youngest Carolyn, can be a real cutie and quite the little stinker as well. She gets the cutest expressions, especially when her father or I am teasing her. However, as we are reminded daily, she is a sinner in need of the salvation the Lord has provided us.
A few weeks ago, as siblings sometimes do, she was trying to get another sister in trouble by lying to me about a situation. When the truth was found out, I quoted this verse:
“A lying tongue hateth those that are afflicted by it…” Proverbs 26:28
and explained that by lying to Mommy she was saying she hated me. The precious dear broke down and cried so hard.
“I don’t want to hate you!” she cried.
“I know, but that is what the Bible says,” I replied.
I’m so thankful we have such a good relationship, for since then, she has tried so very hard not to lie. It has truly been a blessing to my heart to see how humbly she submitted herself to God’s Word.
I began to think about my relationship with my Lord. When I read His Word, is my heart humble and willing to submit like our daughter? Am I willing to quickly change the path I’m on if the Lord shows me it’s wrong? I wish I could say that I always line up with His Word, but to my shame, I don’t always line up right away or perfectly nor is my heart as tender when I do sin.
I want to strive to be like this little child.