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.