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Back to Basics – A Quiver of Arrows

Paster Ben Garner encourages parents, concerning their gifts!

 

by Home Page Staff - February 27, 2020

It’s winter, this year turns out to be mud season. The swing set in the yard is covered in ice, there are endless mud puddles throughout snow covered yard.

And the Kids are anxiously awaiting the time of year to play outdoors.

If you have children like my wife and I do, specifically young energetic children – sleepless nights, milk flying everywhere, stepping on toys, changing diapers, potty training are common in the household. These are just a few of the joys my wife and I are currently experiencing as we raise our three beautiful children.

We understand that our children are a blessing.

Psalms 127:3-5 says…
“Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord,
the fruit of the womb a reward. 
Like arrows in the hand of a warrior
are the children of one’s youth.
Blessed is the man
who fills his quiver with them!
He shall not be put to shame
when he speaks with his enemies in the gate.”

As a building block to society, each family is meant to nurture and train the succeeding generation. The family is designed to shape our children’s character, psychological development, intellectual, emotional, and spiritual growth. This important factor in the life of your child is not to be performed or conducted by outside institutions such as the church or school, it is to be done in the home.

Parents, I am speaking to you, what do you want for your children? Safety, food in their bellies, clothes on their back, roof over their head?

But not specifically thinking of items or things. What kind of adult or human being do you want them to become? 
What sort of goals, and objectives do you need to put in place for this to happen so it doesn’t become a hit or miss affair? What are you currently doing to accomplish these things in the life of your children?

As parents we should want to present our children to the Lord who is their Creator as people who will love and serve Him, and glorify Him with their lives. We don’t have all the answers and we aren’t perfect parents nor will we ever be, but we do have Biblical principles (found in the Bible) to raise them in the discipline and instruction of the Lord.

God has given these children as a gift or a blessing. They are placed under our care “on loan” to us for approximately 18 years while they are under our roof. We have been given the task to raise them from dependence on us (food, potty training, first steps) to a point of independence so they can be released in the God glorifying service to the Lord.

Parents, God knew that raising children would be a difficult task. He has given us His Word, the Bible, to read and instruct our children.

Through reading His Word, we know that God sent His Son into the world to save the world and whoever puts their hope and their faith in Him will have eternal life.

Parents your children are a blessing, a gift. 
Be intentional with them. Love them well. Point them to their Creator God.

Credits:

Videography: Ethan Chabala

Video Editing: Ethan Chabala

 

Produced by Vogt Media

Funded by Akiko’s, Pop’s Culture Shoppe

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