I am constantly telling my daughter, “Share with your sister.” or “Share with your cousin.” I don’t often hear adults saying that phrase to each other, yet we all make sure to instill the idea of sharing into our children. Why is that? Do we realize exactly what we are doing when we share? Hebrews 13:16 says,
“Do not neglect to do good and to share what you have, for such sacrifices are pleasing to God.”
The saying, “Sharing is caring” is based on biblical principles. When we teach our children to share, we are teaching them to willingly sacrifice! When they share with others, they are completing a biblical action and such actions please God. Also, when they share, they often receive a reward as well; it makes them feel good! How great to know that a simple saying we often say without much thought, plants God’s values within our children and, in turn, blesses others who receive what they share.