Psalm 55:14 We took sweet counsel together, and walked unto the house of God in company.
Yesterday I spoke of the needs of our babes in Christ and our responsibilities towards them. As with all children, especially God’s children, walking is the next progressive step in growth. We are to walk with these toddlers and teach them how to walk. We will get into that shortly but first let us talk about one more aspect of growth in Christ that most would care not to deal with.
Babies make messes. While it makes them uncomfortable and they cry about it loudly, they are not yet in a position to clean up their own messes. They need help, support and understanding. You do not spank a baby for messing a diaper, it is an inevitable part of growth.
At some point in the growth process a child will learn how to control themselves. Until that time care must be exerted on our part not to make too much of a fuss over the mess. Remember this valuable lesson from my personal life experience, I was really bad at potty training. I had to call in someone with those skills.
This is why I began this session with Psalm 55:14, we take sweet counsel together. We do not all have the gifts required for every task. Our tendency is to take charge and full responsibility. In doing so we overreach and the toddler stumbles. A stumble is a natural thing, only we should not be the cause of the stumble.
1 Peter 5:5 Likewise, ye younger, submit yourselves unto the elder. Yea, all of you be subject one to another, and be clothed with humility: for God resisteth the proud, and giveth grace to the humble.
It isn’t easy being subject to a toddler but in humility look to their needs and not your own.