Be Careful. . .

One of my favorite Sunday School songs is “Be Careful Little Eyes.” This song is loved by children of all ages for even the tiny tots like to point to their body parts, clap their hands, and stomp their feet. The song goes like this:

Be careful little eyes what you see; Be careful little eyes what you see; For the Father up above is looking down in love; So be careful little eyes what you see.

Be careful little ears what you hear; Be careful little ears what you hear; For the Father up above is looking down in love; So be careful little ears what you hear.

Be careful little mouth what you say; Be careful little mouth what you say; For the Father up above is looking down in love; So be careful little mouth what you say.

Be careful little hands what you do; Be careful little hands what you do; For the Father up above is looking down in love; So be careful little hands what you do.

Be careful little feet where you go; Be careful little feet where you go; For the Father up above is looking down in love; So be careful little feet where you go.

Friends, this is good advice for all of us! Are you being careful about what you see? What TV shows or movies have you watched lately? What about what you hear? Would you invite Jesus to ride in the car and listen to your radio? How is your language? Can others tell that you’re a Christian by the words that you use? Do you take the Lord’s name is vain without even thinking about it? What do your hands find to do? Have you used them to call someone who missed services yesterday? Do you use your hands regularly to send cards or letters of encouragement to those that are sick or sad? What about your feet? Where have you been lately?

Yes, this simple Children’s Sunday School song can haunt us, if we’re honest with ourselves. May you “Be Careful . . .” God Bless, Courtney

2 thoughts on “Be Careful. . .

  1. The temptation to sin is as varied as the number of people in this world. When it comes to temptation and sin, Satan is the master of custom orders.

    An article I read in a recent issue of “The Carolina Messenger” on resisting temptation stated that the only way to avoid temptation is to stay off the road that leads to temptation and sin. Sometimes we get detoured onto that path unexpectedly, but, based on my past experiences, I’d say more times than not we willingly take the exit ramp off of the “strait and narrow” way.

    We all know what our weaknesses are. We know what sins we are susceptible to. If we are serious about our daily walk with Christ, we will steer clear of any and everything that places temptation before us as well as anything that allows sin to get and maintain a hold over us. Consider the words of Christ found in Mt. 5:29-30: “And if thy right eye offend thee, pluck it out, and cast it from thee: for it is profitable for thee that one of thy members should perish, and not that thy whole body should be cast into hell. And if thy right hand offend thee, cut it off, and cast it from thee: for it is profitable for thee that one of thy members should perish, and not that thy whole body should be cast into hell.”. The thought expressed is to rid your life of as many avenues through which you could be tempted to sin as possible. Also, it means to get rid of anything in your life that allows sin to get and keep a hold on you. So yes, that children’s Sunday School song has an important message for people of all ages, young and old alike.

  2. Very good–need to be serious about these things

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