Good Morning September 21

What parent has not been the brunt of a child’s anger when they have had to discipline them  or deny them of something they wanted to do? The parent is accused of being hateful or unloving. Or sometimes its the response, “everyone else is doing it, why can’t I?”.  We know the very opposite is true. The parent is not being hateful or unloving. It is because of love that the parent sets boundaries, and denies certain things that can be harmful. We want the best for them. The same thing is true when we, as Christians, speak out against behaviors and actions that Scripture says are harmful, particularly those involving human sexuality. Many centuries ago King Solomon wrote, “There is a way which seems right to a man, But its end is the way of death.”(Proverbs 14:12) God is our Father. When He has set boundaries for our lives in his Holy Word, He has done it out of love and for our best good. When we uphold those values it is because of His love we desire all people to know.