Children are the Treasure of Life

Children are the Treasure of Life

The first parents created by God were commanded to be fruitful, multiply, and replenish the earth.  A family begins with a man and woman drawn together by mutual love and a ceremony of commitment we call marriage.  Children are the treasure of that relationship.  They are the mirrors of the future.  Without them the human race would become extinct.

Children are our most valued treasures.  When you have finished this life it will not matter what house you lived in, the kind of car you drove, or the amount of cash you acquired in the bank because your children are all you can take with you to heaven.  When you treasure your children, their importance will take precedence over every possession, career, or ambition in life.  What do you treasure?

Luke 12:34   

Jesus said, “Where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.”

Practical Application and Assignments:

The most powerful influence in the life of a child is the influence of example.  The “don’t do as I do; do as I say” philosophy doesn’t work. Someone said, “A good example has twice the value of good advice.”    A child will follow your example.

  • Don’t rely solely on the church or other outside institutions to take care of your own parental responsibility.  Provide opportunities to educate and develop your child’s gifts and talents.  Exercise firm, consistent, discipline with love and understanding.  Don’t forget to “practice what you preach.”
  • Treasure and value your child.  With affectionate hugs, make sure your child hears you repeat these three statements on a regular basis:  “I love you.  God loves you.  You are special!”  The greatest gift you will ever give your child is your time.  Bob Gass says, “Your children spell love, T-I-M-E.  Be there when they need you and they will be there when you need them.”

“Behold children are a heritage from the Lord…blessed, and fortunate is the man that has his quiver full of them!” Psalm 127:3, 5 (AMP)

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