Show Grace

Grace without Truth doesn't work well when raising teenagers.

Neither does Truth without Grace.

I need to raise them in Grace and Truth.

How?

I am still trying to figure that one out!

My kids will not respond well to my instruction.

Particularly as teenagers.

If that instruction has not first been well founded on love.

Only when they know I love them will they trust my instruction.

That is why Grace is so important.

For it is true of parenting, ministry, theology.

Wisdom is established on Grace.

It is through Grace that one is able to keep the Law.

And not vice versa.

So all of that is this:

When it comes to parenting...

Instructing....

Coaching...

Mentoring...

Or anything that requires leadership....

Show Grace.

That's my opinion and experience, anyway.

And the best part of all...

The New Testament declares it to be so.