“Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth.” John 17:17
Be aware of those “little white lies” and compromises which can easily slip into our lives and homes. Pay attention to your children, that they are using biblical truth as their standard, and not social norms, the standards of another family or friend, or the world’s idea of morality. God’s Word is an unchangeable standard. In a changeable world, it is so important for us to provide this solid, predictable, consistent foundation for our kids.
We are so prone to look around us, and compare ourselves with people (and we can always find someone we feel is “worse off” than we are, and so easily justify ourselves according to their standard). Teach by word and example that it is what God says, and choosing to live by His words, which sanctifies us.
The word sanctify means “to set apart” for special use or purpose, that is, to make holy or sacred. And that job is God’s, for He is Jehovah Mekoddishkem, “the Lord who sanctifies” (Ex. 31:13).
We must continually caution ourselves as moms, who discipline and try...