by Nancy Campbell of Above Rubies – Teach The Difference
Looks like Nancy got some push back from her own readers and didn’t like it very much. Not as much fun when your readers don’t mirror back your own ideas and seek to flatter you, now is it Ms. Campbell?
In Ezekiel 44:23, 24 we read that the priests were to“teach my people the difference between the holy and profane, and cause them to discern between the unclean and the clean. And in controversy they shall stand in judgment; and they shall judge it according to my judgments: and they shall keep my laws and my statues.”
Parents also have the responsibility to teach their children the difference between what is right and what is wrong. And mothers have to be judges. Constantly throughout the day you can face arguments and disruptions with your children that you have to umpire. Peace does not come through tolerating the disarray or the rebellion, but dealing with it. Instead, we teach our children to show love to their sibling rather than fighting them. We teach them to speak the truth rather than giving into lies. We teach the difference between the clean and the unclean, the holy and the profane. If we don’t do this, we’ll live in bedlam in our homes.
This principle continues in society. I could hardly believe the responses from recent post, “Do We Have our Heads in the Sand?” The common reaction was that we must not judge. In other words, they’ve joined the “Religion of Tolerance.” If we were to tolerate every wrong thing in our homes, they would become chaotic. No wonder this is what is happening in our society today.
Dear mothers, let’s not be those who give in to the thinking of society all around us that tolerates any lifestyle that people want to embrace. It’s not enough to say, “Well, I would never do that, but I can’t criticize them for doing it.” This is not what the Bible says. We are told to expose and reprove all evil (Proverbs 24:23-25 and Ephesians 5:11). We are to be “the light of the world” exposing and pushing back the darkness and evil.
QUOTING QUIVERFULL is a regular feature of NLQ – we present the actual words of noted Quiverfull leaders and ask our readers: What do you think? Agree? Disagree? This is the place to state your opinion. Please, let’s keep it respectful – but at the same time, we encourage readers to examine the ideas of Quiverfull and Spiritual Abuse honestly and thoughtfully.