Discernment

This article written by Holly Stratton, wife of Clearwater Christian College president Dick Stratton, has been re-posted by SharperIron and is certainly worthy of every Christian parent’s attention. Holly shares her own testimony of how difficult it is to help our children avoid the Scylla of legalism and the Charybdis of license by teaching them genuine discernment–all while the parents themselves are wrestling with their own self-righteousness. Here’s a morsel to whet your appetite:

Genuine biblical discernment is the defining difference that will keep us from riding wildly from one cheap substitute to the next; and it can be learned only as we dwell at the foot of the cross, that satisfying place of transforming grace where all our puny offerings and anemic acts of righteousness are completely overshadowed by our Savior.

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