People’s souls get damaged when they are young by over exposure to sin. A major role of parents is to shepherd their children like Jesus does when He said “I am the good shepherd”. The first thing the shepherd does in Psalms 23 is to make the sheep lay down in green pastures and to walk besides quite waters. A good shepherd parent protects their children from an over exposure to sin. When I was a kid I watched television but it was “Rin Tin Tin,” “The Mickey Mouse Club, “ “Lassie,” and “The Three Stooges”. We had no Smart Phones, internet, and iPads. I read the other day how many murders that kids see on TV, movies, and the internet today, and it was hard to believe. The amount of sex that kids are exposed to today is terrible, and it isn’t even implied, “normal” sex, it is perverted. When a kid gets his soul damaged he is going to be a messed up adult for sure. Even young adults and older adults damage their conscience with the volume of sin that comes into our minds through our eyes and ears.
We live in a culture where sin has become excepted, and normal, and those who make an attempt to live outside the new normal of morality are often criticized and made fun of.
I will set no worthless thing before my eyes;
I hate the work of those who fall away;
It shall not fasten its grip on me.
2 Corinthians 6:17-18
“Therefore, come out from their midst and be separate,” says the Lord.
“And do not touch what is unclean;
And I will welcome you.
“And I will be a father to you,
And you shall be sons and daughters to Me,”
Says the Lord Almighty.
In the life of a person who has a damaged soul there are times when they know it, times when they are all alone thinking about who they are and they know that they aren’t healthy on the inside. When those times happen they can just give a sigh of resignation and go on with life, or they can wish there was something they could do, some cure, as it were.
Psalms 19:7The law of the Lord is perfect, restoring the soul;
Psalms 23:3 He restores my soul;
Large volumes of the Bible, the supernatural Word of God will heal and nurture our soul. Reading it, listening to recordings of it, and memorizing it
Hebrews 4:12 For the word of God is living and active and sharper than any two-edged sword, and piercing as far as the division of soul and spirit, of both joints and marrow, and able to judge the thoughts and intentions of the heart.