Children are a gift from the Lord, According to Psalm 127:3-5. They are God’s possession, not ours. He has temporarily placed them under our care; in effect, our children are “on loan” from God for the 18 or so years they are under our roof. We have been given the task of raising them up from a state of complete dependence to a state of complete independence so that we can release them to God by the time they reach maturity. So, the question at hand is that we bring them up in the fear of the Lord or by public opinion? Now, may they come to an understanding that they are a gift and not a burden?
January 17, 2012