The kind of love children need
A couple of 7-year-old girls were talking about parents’ rules. One said to the other, “If they didn’t care about you, they’d let you do anything.”
Smart girl! She saw rules as evidence of love, and freedom to “do anything” as a disadvantage.
The kind of love we grownups need
Like children, we grownups have Someone who provides directions for living. When we’ve done as we pleased, we’re not always too pleased with what we’ve done.
We too need guidance and discipline (Hebrews 12:5-6).
The child who identifies parental authority with love is far more likely to be well-adjusted.
Christians who see God in the same way can enjoy their relationship with the Father (1 John 3:1; 5:3).
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