Friday, March 7, 2014

Bible Study Notes on Being a Father Part 4

Psalms 127:3-5  Behold, children are a gift of the LORD, The fruit of the womb is a reward. 4 Like arrows in the hand of a warrior, So are the children of one's youth. 5 How blessed is the man whose quiver is full of them; They will not be ashamed When they speak with their enemies in the gate.


-Notice here in this passage that children are God’s gift to us. When was the last time you considered your children a blessed gift and reward from God? We do understand this when we are reflective and truly consider how much He has blessed us and rewarded us with them, but unfortunately, during the course of life we often get so busy and frustrated that we forget what a blessing and gift our children truly are. Meditate on the gifts you have in your care as parents today for a while. Thank God for His amazing gift or gifts in our children.

-Consider the illustration in this passage of the arrows that are likened to our children. Children are like arrows in that we are raising them up and making them as aerodynamic and straight as we can so that we can one day propel them out into this world with straight aim and purpose under the guidance of the Lord God Almighty. This has the connotation that one day we will shoot them out, or let them go, with destiny and calling that they receive from God under our guidance. Sharpen your little quiver of arrows every day by example and Godly instruction knowing that you are building a hope and future through the next generation. This is our legacy as a father.

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