I've been thinking a lot lately about what I am teaching my kids.
Am I teaching them to be "good" or am I teaching them to be "godly"?
One will have eternal significance, the other has the potential to give them a false sense of security in their salvation and also undermine the importance of what Christ did for us.
Proverbs 22:6 says that if we train up a child in the way he should go, that when he is old he will not depart from it. This is my hope each day as I battle with my kids over the same issues over and over and over again.
But, I also know the trap of being "good".
You see, for most of my life, I believed in just BEING good.
Playing the part well, but never really 'getting it'.
Over the last several years, God has pointed out to me, that being GOOD isn't what it's about. Period.
Titus 3:5 says that "He saved us, not because of works done by us in righteousness, but according to his own mercy."