Wow! What a task we have as parents. Scripture is so clear on how HUGE this responsibility is. Children are a blessing from the Lord, a gift. But one that we should not take lightly. Oh how well Andrew Peterson expresses this great task in his song Planting Trees. Lord, you have given us all that we need to fulfill this role. May we, daily, claim this truth! Click here to read all Planting Trees posts.
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[a] 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.
Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. “Honor your father and mother” (this is the first commandment with a promise), “that it may go well with you and that you may live long in the land.” Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord. Ephesians 6:1-4
Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it.Proverbs 22:6
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