Be Careful Little Eyes What You See (3 of 4) by Jeff Strite

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Be Careful Little Eyes What You See (3 of 4)
Series: A Child Like Faith
Jeff Strite
Ephesians 5:1-21

OPEN LEADING CONGREGATION IN THIS CHILDREN'S SONG
Oh, be careful little eyes, what you see, (repeat)
For the Father up above, is looking down in love,
Oh be careful little eyes what you see.

Oh, be careful little mouth, what you say, (repeat),
For the Father up above, is looking down in love,
Oh be careful little mouth what you say.

Oh, be careful little hands, what you do (repeat),
For the Father up above, is looking down in love,
Oh be careful little hands what you do

Oh, be careful little mind what you think (repeat)
For the Father up above, is looking down in love,
Oh be careful little mind, what you think.

ILLUS: In the 1950s, the conventional wisdom of the day was that crime was caused by a person's environment (how they were raised, where they were raised, how poor they were, if they were mistreated, etc.)
A psychologist by the name of Stanton Samenow, and a psychiatrist named Samuel Yochelson, believed that very philosophy, but there had never been a scientific study to confirm it, so they began a 17-year study involving thousands of hours of clinical testing of 250 inmates in Washington D.C. to prove it.
To their astonishment, they discovered that:
• the cause of crime cannot be traced to environment, poverty, or oppression of criminals
• Instead crime is the result of individuals making, as they put it, wrong moral choices.

In 1977 they wrote a book where they documented their research (The Criminal Personality), and they concluded that the answer to crime is a "conversion of the wrong-doer to a more responsible lifestyle." (Christianity Today, August 16, 1993, p. 30)

So, in other words, the solution to crime is:
• be careful little eyes what you see
• be careful little mouth what you say
• be careful little hands what you do
• and be careful little mind what you think.
Be careful.

That's essentially what Pau ...


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