Don’t let your kids say this phrase

There is a phrase in our vocabulary that nobody has to teach us to say. It's a phrase kids learn very quickly in childhood. And it's a phrase you should ban in your household: "That's not fair." It sounds innocent enough. Everybody wants life to be fair, right? But this is an insidious phrase, revealing a sin so bankrupt it goes back to the very beginning, back to the Fall of Man. It's essentially what Eve was told by the serpent. "You're getting a raw deal. You're entitled to more. God is holding out on you." If you read Paul's account of the Fall in Romans, you'll discover that it was this attitude--ingratitude and entitlement--that lit the match of sin, plunging Creation into darkness. And it's a surefire way to test your own heart, to see where the idols are. Maybe it seems a bit melodramatic to bring all of this up to my...

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