I was a reading a post by a good friend this morning - Alan - over on his blog, Devotional Treasures. He titled it "The folly of doing it your way". As is his usual approach, there was a scripture at the beginning, which I read, and then he took some time to bring the scripture to life in his ever unique style. It was taken from the Old Testament (Numbers 14:40-45 NASB), but is still a fairly familiar piece of scripture. I'm not gonna give a little summary: you can read the scripture for yourself, or, even better, go read Alan's post! Anyway, the last half of one verse really jumped at me this morning:
Parenting can be tough. But, thankfully, there is a instruction manual we can download that will teach us all we ever needed to know. Our lives on this planet, are not designed to be lived out in isolation. God made us to live in Community. And in the bible, we find the perfect instructions to live the best lives we can, and see perfect examples of how to parent.