Isabella dusted the dirt from her hands. "These flowers look really pretty now that we've gotten the weeds out of this flower bed," she said. "Can we go for a walk to relax before we tackle the other one?"
"Sure," agreed Mom. "Let's do that."
A warm breeze ruffled their hair as they started through the neighborhood. As they walked along, Isabella often stopped to pull a weed from someone's lawn. She even pulled several in a vacant lot. "If you're going to pull everybody's weeds, we'll never get back to pull our own," Mom finally said with a smile.
Isabella laughed. "Guess you're right," she agreed. "I'll quit doing that. I'll just stay right here beside you where I belong." As they walked on, she chatted with her mother. "You know what, Mom? Janet is always chewing her nails. I wish she'd stop. And I wish Linda would stop humming so much. It's annoying."
"And I guess you wish Tony would stop scrunching his face when he's trying to figure out his math," said Mom. "You said it bugs you because it looks silly."
"Yes, I did. Because it does," Isabella replied.
"Do you think you ever do anything that bothers anyone else?" Mom asked.
"Me?" asked Isabella. "I never thought about it."
"Well, when Janet was over, I heard her say you were being bossy," said Mom. Isabella frowned. "And didn't Tony complain that you were selfish?"
"Yeah, but . . ." Isabella paused.
"Before we get upset about other people's faults, we should see if we have any of our own that need to be corrected, don't you think?" Mom asked. "Just like we should pull our own weeds before we worry about everyone else's?"
"You're saying I should fix my own bad habits before I complain about those other people have." Isabella sighed. "Mine might be worse than theirs."
Mom smiled. "We all have faults," she said as they arrived home, "and yes, we do need to tend to our own first of all. Jesus talked about that. Do you remember the verses in the Bible where He says not to look at the speck in someone else's eye while you have a big board in your own?"
"Yes, I remember." After a minute, Isabella grinned at her mother. "Come on, Mom," she said. "Let's go pull those weeds in our own flower bed."
HOW ABOUT YOU?
Are you quick to criticize? Do little things people say and do annoy you? Always remember that everyone has faults and your own might be worse than those of other people. So think about your habits. Don’t forget that being too critical of others could be one of your bad habits. Follow Jesus’ advice and be patient with others while you work to get rid of your own faults. Remember that only God is perfect.
TODAY'S KEY VERSE: (Matthew 7:1)
Judge not, that you be not judged.
Children's Bible Hour
Leave a comment and / or appreciate the article!CLICK HERE :» http://www.radio-elshaday.de/
CLICK HERE :» http://www.radio-megapower.de/
CLICK HERE :» http://christliche-radiosender.blogspot.com/
CLICK HERE :» http://radiomegapower-nonstop.blogspot.de/
Posted by: *DJ_DANY* ( ADMIN )