There are times when reading the Bible should make you squirm. That is because the word of God sets up dissonance in the siren song of our culture. Our culture says, “Don’t worry. Be happy.” God tells us,
(Pro 9:10 KJV) The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: and the knowledge of the holy is understanding.Our culture says, “Love means never having to say you are sorry.” The Bible talks about repentance and confession.
The differences also run into the area of raising your children. No, children are not fountains of wisdom. Their literal understanding may cut through all the smoke screens we like to put up but in their hearts they are fools.
So? Children are fools. Many adults are also fools because other adults have never pointed that out to them. We need to be molding the next generation for salvation not the salvage yard.