But for you parents whose preschoolers crack you up with their understanding of Scriptures, DEFINITELY keep reading!
This morning, I heard my 5 year old, Princess Pony (she made me change her blog name, because Princess wasn’t exciting enough) arguing with my 2 year old, Little Pea. When I asked her what was going on, she said, “Little Pea hit me, so I hit her back.”
When I showed my disapproval, she proudly exclaimed, “Well, in the Bible, it says you should do to others what they do to you! That’s what Daddy told me!”
Then, when I explained that you do what you want them to do to you, she said, “Well, she must have wanted me to hit her, because she did it to me!”
Um, that’s a slight misinterpretation of that Biblical Principle in Matthew 7:9-12.
“So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets.”
I found a great website with a re-telling of these Bible verses for kids. I think we’ll be printing this out, and reading it for a few days!
What about you? Have your kids ever interpreted Bible verses… creatively?