LONDON (Reuters) — Jack Neal briefly became the proud owner of a pink convertible car after he managed to buy it for 9,000 pounds ($17,000) on the Internet despite being only three years old.
Jack's mother told the BBC she had left her password for the eBay auction site in her computer and her son used the "buy it now" option to complete the purchase.
"Jack's a whiz on the PC and just pressed all the right buttons," Rachel Neal said.
I can laugh, but only because it's not my child! However, this episode serves as a powerful reminder to us all that children are constantly watching us and they will imitate us — even in ways we least expect. This can be a scary thought, but it can also be a powerful incentive for parents to live in such a way that imitation will result in godliness in their children.
Children can hear all the right facts at church. They can hear the Scriptures being quoted. They can hear the preacher and their Bible class teachers say, "This is the way God wants you to live." However, these words aren't going to mean much at all unless God's truth is translated into action at home. May God help those of you who are parents to fulfill this awesome responsibility.
So love the LORD your God with all your heart, soul, and strength. Memorize his laws and tell them to your children over and over again. Talk about them all the time, whether you're at home or walking along the road or going to bed at night, or getting up in the morning. Write down copies and tie them to your wrists and foreheads to help you obey them. Write these laws on the door frames of your homes and on your town gates (Deuteronomy 6:5-9 CEV).
Don't ever forget — they're watching you!