Kids are going to love this one, aren’t they? Jesus tells us parents, “If you, then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts to those who ask him!” (Matthew 7:11 NIV). The reality is we are evil—we are self-seeking and fall short of God’s perfect standard. Yet, despite our being evil, God says that we can still give good gifts to our kids. And thank God all isn’t totally hopeless! So, let’s do our part to give our kids good and wholesome gifts. No, not just things, but spiritual gifts, too. Because when we do, we remind them that God’s gifts are so much better. And don’t be afraid to ask, “Are you in need today? Ask your Father.”

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Suggested Reading: Matthew 7:7-11