Overheard

Scene: Family en route to Sunday evening church. While we love our children’s program at church, we try to encourage the kids to learn their Bible for the love of it rather than the prizes and awards they get for it. So occasionally we have a pep-talk on the way to church.

Dad: So, we want to learn the Bible because it’s God’s word to us and it helps us fight sin, not because we can get things for doing it. When you’re trying to learn the Bible, loving Jesus should be your number one goal. It’s OK to take points for doing what you’re supposed to, but I want you to remember that that’s not why we do it. It’s not the number one goal.

Andrew: Yeah. That should be like…maybe…hmmmm….

(long pause while we wait for it)

…goal number….

(still waiting)

eleven.

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