I have singled him out so that he will direct his sons and their families to keep the way of the LORD and do what is right and just. Then I will do for him all that I have promised (Genesis 18:19 NLT).
You hear the word "immune" a lot ... I guess everyone would like to be the person who is immune, who can be exposed to disease and avoid becoming ill.
It's amazing that certain people can be exposed to filth and dirty talk and ugliness and sin and ungodliness and it doesn’t seem to stick — not in their life, not in their talk, and not even in their heart. It’s like they are Teflon-coated. The bad stuff doesn't penetrate. It doesn't even stick. It just slides off!
Well, that’s how Jesus was — able to be around sin and evil without becoming sinful himself. He was able to love the sinner and to be welcomed by the outsider.
John Siber gave a good answer. He said, "Children from strong homes who attend vital churches and are deeply nurtured in religious traditions and develop a moral center to guide their choices seem remarkably immune to negative influences."
He's right! I encourage you to spiritually immunize your children. More than just rearing them in a set of religious traditions, show them a life and share with them the passion of living a vital life built on the Word, a vibrant faith, and a living heritage of character.