Thursday, March 5, 2009

Children, the Bible says, are …

- a gift from God

Gen 33:5 And he lifted up his eyes, and saw the women and the children; and said, Who are those with thee? And he said, The children which God hath graciously given thy servant.
Psa 127:3 Lo, children are an heritage of the LORD: and the fruit of the womb is his reward.

- in God’s care and protection
Psa 27:10 When my father and my mother forsake me, then the LORD will take me up.
Jer 49:11 Leave thy fatherless children, I will preserve them alive; and let thy widows trust in me.

- a blessing
Pro 17:6 Children's children are the crown of old men; and the glory of children are their fathers.

- friends of the Saviour .
Mat 19:13 Then were there brought unto him little children, that he should put his hands on them, and pray: and the disciples rebuked them.
Mat 19:14 But Jesus said, Suffer little children, and forbid them not, to come unto me: for of such is the kingdom of heaven.
Mat 19:15 And he laid his hands on them, and departed thence.

Luk 9:46 Then there arose a reasoning among them, which of them should be greatest.
Luk 9:47 And Jesus, perceiving the thought of their heart, took a child, and set him by him,
Luk 9:48 And said unto them, Whosoever shall receive this child in my name receiveth me: and whosoever shall receive me receiveth him that sent me: for he that is least among you all, the same shall be great.

1 comment:

KJV4ME said...

That is wonderful when thye are in obedience. Children can also be prodigal, rebellious, and have hidden wickedness in their hearts that will shock you to no end. That is sad. Free will, must be...but oh the pain it brings when that will is turned in stubborn rebellion against God.

Pss.51:4 Against thee, thee only, have I sinned, and done this evil in thy sight: that thou mightest be justified when thou speakest, and be clear when thou judgest.