What About The Children?
By Robert Garner
May I recommend to all parents that you select a quiet time of day to read God’s Words, the Bible, to your children of any age? Also, the reading of the bible to the developing baby in the womb of the mother will be a blessing to the child and mother too. They don’t need to understand the verses. Just read the verses you select exactly as written in the bible. I would greatly recommend The Authorized King James Bible. Romans 10:17, “So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing the word of God.”
All humans start out being born under sin. Psalm 51:5, “Behold I was shapen [guilt] in iniquity; and in sin did my mother conceive me.” This is the Word of God, but don’t fret thyself, read on. Psalm 51:6, “Behold, thou desirest truth in the inward parts: [the seat of the mind and thoughts] the hidden part thou shall make me know wisdom.” Isaiah 44:24,” thus saith the LORD, thy redeemer, and he that formed thee from the womb, I am the LORD that maketh all things, that stretcheth forth the heavens alone; that spreadeth abroad the earth by myself.” Job 33:4, “the spirit of God hath made me, and the breath of the Almighty has given me life. “
Certainly, those who love the LORD have great awareness that we live in a time of great spiritual trouble. As concerned parents of any age, or as grandparents of our children who have children; we listen to the comforting words of the LORD; “If thy children will keep my covenant [contract between God and man] and my testimony that I shall teach them, their children shall also sit upon thy throne for ever more;” Psalm 132:12.
We know that the LORD is our strength in times of trouble. In the Old Testament book of Psalms, we read; “give ear, O my people, to my law: incline your ears to the words of my mouth. I will open my mouth in a parable: I will utter dark sayings of old: Which we have heard and known, and our fathers have told us. We will not hide them from our children, shewing to the generations to come the praises of the LORD, and His strength, and the wonderful works that he has done; for he established a testimony in Jacob, and appointed a law in Israel, which he commanded our fathers, that they should make them known to their children: that the generation to come might know them, even to the children which should be born; who should arise and declare them to their children; that they might see their hope in God, and not forget the works of God, but keep his commandments;” Psalm 78;1-7. “If ye love me, keep my commandments;” John 14:15.
We see great reference to children as “children” are given special attention in the Bible. Of course, we who love the LORD recognize that we are His children, He is our heavenly Father. We also know that many times as adults we’re referenced as children in the Scriptures; God speaking to Moses; “Come now therefore, and I will send thee unto Pharaoh, that thou mayest bring forth my people the children of Israel out of Egypt;” Exodus 3:10. “The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together;” Romans 8:16&17.
Children are a “heritage of the LORD”. Heritage refers to taking possession or occupation. In a God-fearing family, God owns our children! They are God’s heritage, His people. That’s why we are told in Proverbs 22:6; “Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will
not depart from it.”
“Lo, children are a heritage of the LORD: and the fruit of the womb his reward; as arrows are in the hand of a mighty man; so are the children of thy youth. Happy is the man that has a quiver full of them: they shall not be ashamed, but they shall speak with the enemies in the gate;” Psalm 127:3-5.
Arrows, bows, and spears are modern-day guns and bullets. All are weapons of war used to physically threaten, wound, or kill an enemy. The spiritual arrows of God are lightings, evils and calamities inflicted on men. A quiver is a place of hiding the arrows that rattle when the quiver is struck. Also, the arrow makes a stridulous noise [Latin for a harsh sound] as it travels through the air.
The rattling of the arrows in the quiver just before the flight of the arrow through the air is a threatening sound. The arrow can symbolize a shot as heard from a gun in the present-day world. A shot from a gun gets our attention and rattles the nerves! God’s words can be spiritual arrows.
The Word of God both saves and destroys. “Who whet their tongue like a sword [God’s Word] and bent their bows to shoot their arrows, even bitter words;” Psalm 64:3.
Jehovah is mighty in battle. The children of a God-fearing family become “mighty adults” – as they speak God’s Words as arrows – of which can save or spiritually destroy the enemies in the gate, people of the world, or city. The happy man, mother, and father of their children – “will not be ashamed” – because their children will not fail in their hope or expectation. They place their confidence in God Almighty.
“But the mercy of the LORD is from everlasting to everlasting upon them that fear him, and his righteousness unto children’s children; to such as keep his covenant, and to those that remember his commandments and do them.” Psalm 103:17&18. “Come, ye children, hearken unto me: I will teach you the fear of the LORD; Psalm 34:11. In the fear of the LORD is strong confidence [trust]: and his children shall have a place of refuge [shelter of falsehood]” Proverbs 14:26.
“The Just man walketh in his integrity: his children are blessed after him;” Proverbs 20:7
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Robert W. Garner and his wife live in Union Mills, Rutherford County, NC. He’s a Christian Bible study researcher/writer/coach allied with other Biblical Scripture investigators unaffiliated with any church denominations. Their Scripture research spans 600 years of Christian Bible languages which include English, Hebrew, and Greek. As God Almighty commands in 1 Corinthians 2:13 we search the scriptures; “not in the words which man’s wisdom teaches, but what the Holy Ghost teaches; comparing spiritual with spiritual”; which is a scripture with scripture.
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