Moral Uncertainty Leads to Moral Corruption

Confidence in God's truth is something you can't do without. Otherwise, temptations will overwhelm and ensnare you and your children. Lack of confidence in God's truth will make your teenagers sitting ducks for the attacks of Satan and the world. Jesus, Joseph and David confidently, boldly confronted temptations. Imagine if Jesus had said to Satan, "I'm not sure," or "I will have to think about it," when he was tempted. Of if Joseph had told Potiphar's wife, "Let's talk about this." Or if David had said to Goliath, "We need to find a compromise."

Christ spoke confidently of the truth of God's word. Joseph was confident that God must be honored at all costs. David was confident that God's power was greater the human giant before him. Proverbs 6:22 speaks of the confidence your children need. Godly, clear, confident instruction will serve your children and protect them in the following ways:

When you walk, they will guide you; when you sleep, they will watch over you; when you awake, they will speak to you.

Solomon's reason for writing the Proverbs was so that young people could live life confidently, knowing and following what God wanted them to do (Proverbs 1:1-7). He believed that it was possible, even mandatory, that youths could gain wisdom, insight and prudence. He wanted them to be courageous thinkers and doers. He knew that their lives depended upon loving wisdom more than loving folly. He knew that a lack of confidence in God's wisdom would destroy them.

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