We are sinners and live in a fallen world. However, I found it easy to forget that and blame myself or my children or even my husband for learning problems or lack of progress in my children.
The children were lazy. I bought the wrong curriculum. The homeschooling co-op was not a good match. My husband wasn’t helping. We needed to spend more time and money.
However, the only sin was assigning blame. Some, if not many, parenting or homeschooling struggles are because of living in a broken world.
I once listened to a powerful sermon on John 9.
Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?”John 9:2 (ESV)
The premise of that culture was blindness was because of sin. We get what we deserve.
We parents also buy into that un-biblical notion. We may do our best and our children may do their best, and we don’t get the results that we think we deserve. Our abilities and theirs are limited.
“Neither this man nor his parents sinned,” said Jesus, “but this happened so that the works of God might be displayed in him.John 9:3 (ESV)
What problems are you wrongly attributing?
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