You know your child should learn to be wise and kind. For example: "Jessica, Mommy wants you to be wise all day. Is that clear!?! So, today let's work really hard on having some wisdom as you play with your little brother."
This example doesn't really work, does it? Okay, let's try it another way.
"Jessica, Mommy wants you to be kind all day. So, let's work really hard at being kind to your little brother."
This example seems a little more realistic. However, Jessica will not be any closer to a life of wisdom and service to Christ if this is the type of instruction she is given. You see in these examples the child's behavior is addressed, but the heart is not instructed. Wisdom is spoken of as if it were only a matter of behavior.
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