I was sitting at the church dinner. Many families join us each year for a Thanksgiving meal at our church. This one was no different. Fathers, mothers, grandfathers, grandmothers, sons, daughters, sisters, brothers and grandchildren all enjoying a meal together. As we were coming to a close I looked across the row to see a little grandchild sitting on his granddad’s lap. He had milk dribbling down his chin; his grandfather wiping it off for him. This little one, however, wasn’t worried about the milk or any of the troubles of the world. He was ignorant of anything wrong in the world. He was content and happy just to be in his grandfather’s arms.
The Bible doesn’t tell us to be ignorant of the wrong in the world. We are to know it’s there and to be prepared. A glance at Ephesians 6 and the armor of God would tip us off rather quickly. But it does tell us to be innocent of what is sinful.