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The blessing of

The Blessing of

Children


The blessing of

The Blessing of Children

Children Are Gifts From God

  • Jacob said God gave his children to him.

Genesis 33:4-5 But Esau ran to meet him, and embraced him (Jacob), and fell on his neck and kissed him, and they wept. 5 And he lifted his eyes and saw the women and children, and said, "Who [are] these with you?" So he said, "The children whom God has graciously given your servant."


The blessing of

The Blessing of Children

Children Are Gifts From God

  • Jacob said God gave his children to him.

  • Joseph said God gave his children to him.

Genesis 48:9 And Joseph said to his father, "They [are] my sons, whom God has given me in this [place."] And he said, "Please bring them to me, and I will bless them." (NKJV)


The blessing of

The Blessing of Children

Children Are Gifts From God

  • Jacob said God gave his children to him.

  • Joseph said God gave his children to him.

  • The Psalmist said children are a heritage from the Lord.

Psalm 127:3 Behold, children [are] a heritage from the LORD, The fruit of the womb [is] a reward.


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The Blessing of Children

Children Are Valuable to the Family

  • They are like arrows.

Psalm 127:4 Like arrows in the hand of a warrior, So [are] the children of one's youth. (NKJV)

Each child will, in the process of time, be a defense and support to the family, as arrows in the quiver of a skillful and strong archer. –Adam Clarke Commentary


The blessing of

The Blessing of Children

Children Are Valuable to the Family

  • They are like olive plants.

Psalm 128:3 Your wife [shall be] like a fruitful vine in the very heart of your house, your children like olive plants all around your table. (NKJV)


The blessing of

The Blessing of Children

Children Are Valuable to the Family

  • They are like olive plants.

Olive plants provided great value and joy to the family. They provided food, and oil for light, flavoring, and medicinal purposes. Animals were fed pressed olive pulp. The olive plant was a joy to the home. Children, like olive plants, are of great value and provide much joy to the family. The olive plant took seventeen years to mature.


The blessing of

The Blessing of Children

Children Are A Crown of Old Age

Proverbs 17:6 Children's children [are] the crown of old men, and the glory of children [is] their father.

Proverbs 10:1 The Proverbs of Solomon: a wise son makes a glad father, but a foolish son [is] the grief of his mother. (NKJV)


The blessing of

The Blessing of Children

Parental Duties to Children

  • To care for them.

2 Corinthians 12:14 Now [for] the third time I am ready to come to you. And I will not be burdensome to you; for I do not seek yours, but you. For the children ought not to lay up for the parents, but the parents for the children. (NKJV)


The blessing of

The Blessing of Children

Parental Duties to Children

  • To care for them.

  • To provide for them.

1 Timothy 5:8 But if anyone does not provide for his own, and especially for those of his household, he has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever. (NKJV)


The blessing of

The Blessing of Children

Parental Duties to Children

  • To care for them.

  • To provide for them.

  • To train them.

Ephesians 6:4 And you, fathers, do not provoke your children to wrath, but bring them up in the training and admonition of the Lord. (NKJV)

Proverbs 22:6 Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it.


The blessing of

The Blessing of Children

Parental Duties to Children

  • To care for them.

  • To provide for them.

  • To train them.

  • To encourage them.

Colossians 3:21 Fathers, do not provoke your children, lest they become discouraged. (NKJV)


The blessing of

The Blessing of Children

Parental Duties to Children

  • To discipline their children while there is hope.

Proverbs 19:18 Chasten your son while there is hope, and do not set your heart on his destruction.

Proverbs 23:13 Do not withhold correction from a child, for [if] you beat him with a rod, he will not die.

Proverbs 22:15 Foolishness [is] bound up in the heart of a child; the rod of correction will drive it far from him. (NKJV)


The blessing of

The Blessing of Children

Parental Duties to Children

  • To discipline their children while there is hope.

Proverbs 13:24 He who spares his rod hates his son, but he who loves him disciplines him promptly.

1 Timothy 3:4 (elders) who rules his own house well, having [his] children in submission with all reverence (NKJV)


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Discipline requires time for teaching

Deuteronomy 6:6-9 And these words which I command you today shall be in your heart. 7 "You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, when you walk by the way, when you lie down, and when you rise up. 8 "You shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontlets between your eyes. 9 "You shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates. (NKJV)


The blessing of

The Blessing of Children

Duties of Children to Parents

  • To honor them.

Exodus 20:12Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be long upon the land which the LORD your God is giving you. (NKJV)


The blessing of

The Blessing of Children

Duties of Children to Parents

  • To honor them.

Ephesians 6:1-3 Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. 2 “Honor your father and mother,” which is the first commandment with promise: 3 “that it may be well with you and that you may live long on the earth.”


The blessing of

The Blessing of Children

Duties of Children to Parents

  • To honor them.

The fifth Commandment

The word honor does not only note the reverence, love, and obedience we owe them, but also support and maintenance which is so natural and necessary a duty, that the Jews say a man is bound even to beg, or to work with his hands, that he may relieve his parents.(Matthew Poole’s Commentary)


The blessing of

The Blessing of Children

Duties of Children to Parents

  • To honor them.

  • To obey them.

This is not a suggestion

Colossians 3:20 Children, obey your parents in all things, for this is well pleasing to the Lord. (NKJV)


The blessing of

The Blessing of Children

Duties of Children to Parents

  • To honor them.

  • To obey them.

    • To disobey parents is sin.

2 Timothy 3:1-2 But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come: 2 For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, (NKJV)


The blessing of

The Blessing of Children

Duties of Children to Parents

Destruction is the consequence

  • To honor them.

  • To obey them.

  • To respect parents.

Proverbs 30:17 The eye [that] mocks [his] father, And scorns obedience to [his] mother, The ravens of the valley will pick it out, And the young eagles will eat it.


The blessing of

The Blessing of Children

Duties of Children to Parents

  • To honor them.

  • To obey them.

  • To respect parents.

  • To show special respect to them in their old age.


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Proverbs 23:22 Listen to your father who begot you, and do not despise your mother when she is old. (NKJV)

There are 2,300,000 elderly abused each year in the United States. Most of this abuse comes from their children.

1 Timothy 5:3-4 Honor widows who are really widows. 4 But if any widow has children or grandchildren, let them first learn to show piety at home and to repay their parents; for this is good and acceptable before God. (NKJV)


The blessing of

The Blessing of Children

Religious Duties of Children

  • To remember God early.

Ecclesiastes 12:1 Remember now your Creator in the days of your youth, before the difficult days come, and the years draw near when you say, “I have no pleasure in them” (NKJV)


The blessing of

The Blessing of Children

Religious Duties of Children

  • To remember God early.

  • To pay attention in worship.

Joshua 8:35 There was not a word of all that Moses had commanded which Joshua did not read before all the assembly of Israel, with the women, the little ones, and the strangers who were living among them. (NKJV)


The blessing of

The Blessing of Children

Religious Duties of Children

  • To come to the Lord Jesus.

Matthew 18:1-3 At that time the disciples came to Jesus, saying, "Who then is greatest in the kingdom of heaven?" 2 Then Jesus called a little child to Him, set him in the midst of them, 3 and said, "Assuredly, I say to you, unless you are converted and become as little children, you will by no means enter the kingdom of heaven.”


The blessing of

The Blessing of Children

Religious Duties of Children

  • To come to the Lord Jesus.

Matthew 19:13-14 Then little children were brought to Him that He might put [His] hands on them and pray, but the disciples rebuked them. 14 But Jesus said, "Let the little children come to Me, and do not forbid them; for of such is the kingdom of heaven." (NKJV)


The blessing of

The Blessing of Children

Religious Duties of Children

  • To come to the Lord Jesus.

  • To praise and honor God.

Matthew 21:15 But when the chief priests and scribes saw the wonderful things that He did, and the children crying out in the temple and saying, "Hosanna to the Son of David!" they were indignant (NKJV)


The blessing of

The Blessing of Children

Religious Duties of Children

  • To come to the Lord Jesus.

  • To praise and honor God.

  • To aid in the work of the Lord.

1 Samuel 2:18 But Samuel ministered before the LORD, even as a child, wearing a linen ephod.

John 6:9 "There is a lad here who has five barley loaves and two small fish, but what are they among so many?" (NKJV)


The blessing of

The Blessing of Children

Religious Duties of Children

  • To come to the Lord Jesus.

  • To praise and honor God.

  • To aid in the work of the Lord.

Acts 23:16 So when Paul's sister's son heard of their ambush, he went and entered the barracks and told Paul. (NKJV)


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