Imagine that your young son has been influenced to participate in some act of vandalism or disrespect toward others. You could have a conversation like this. "You know that what you have done is wrong, don't you?"
"Yeah, I guess."
"We will have to talk about what you have done and how you can make restitution, but I want you to think about this first. There are two kinds of people in the world. Do you remember who they are?"
"The wise man and the fool."
“You're right; I knew you'd get it. How does the wise man get so wise?"
"The fear of the Lord?"
"You're right, the fear of the Lord. Why is the foolish man so foolish?"
"Because he says in his heart, there is no God."
"Which one do you think showed in your choice today? Why does making a poor choice show that you 'forgot' about God?"
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