Wednesday, August 6, 2008

13 biblical passages about children

Special 4th edition of Thursday Thirteen in honor of my daughter, Charlotte Moon, on the last day of her first year.


Love the LORD your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your strength. These words that I am giving you today are to be in your heart. Repeat them to your children. Talk about them when you sit in your house and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up.
Dt 6:5-7

And fathers, don't stir up anger in your children, but bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord.
Eph 6:4

He who spares the rod hates his son, but he who loves him is careful to discipline him.
Pro 13:24

He established a testimony in Jacob and set up a law in Israel, which He commanded our fathers to teach to their children
Psalm 78:5

Only be careful, and watch yourselves closely so that you do not forget the things your eyes have seen or let them slip from your heart as long as you live. Teach them to your children and to their children after them.
Dt 4:9

Fathers, do not exasperate your children, so they won't become discouraged.
Col 3:21

A good man leaves an inheritance to his grandchildren, but the sinner's wealth is stored up for the righteous.
Pro 13:22

The one who lives with integrity is righteous; his children who come after him will be happy.
Pro 20:7

As a father has compassion on his children, so the LORD has compassion on those who fear Him.
Psalm 103:13

This saying is trustworthy: "If anyone aspires to be an overseer, he desires a noble work." An overseer, therefore, must be above reproach, the husband of one wife, self-controlled, sensible, respectable, hospitable, an able teacher, not addicted to wine, not a bully but gentle, not quarrelsome, not greedy—one who manages his own household competently, having his children under control with all dignity.
1 Tim 3:1-4

Look! I am ready to come to you this third time. I will not burden you, for I am not seeking what is yours, but you. For children are not obligated to save up for their parents, but parents for their children.
2 Cor 12:14

In the fear of the LORD one has strong confidence and his children have a refuge.
Pro 14:26

Unless the LORD builds the house, those who build it labor in vain.Unless the LORD watches over the city, the watchman stays awake in vain.It is in vain that you rise up early and go late to rest,eating the bread of anxious toil; for he gives to his beloved sleep. Behold, children are a heritage from the LORD, the fruit of the womb a reward.
Psalm 127:1-3


Lilibeth said...

And some great instruction for fathers mingled in there. Your daughter has a big name to live up to. It will take a special Father to help her. Thanks for the verses.

SandyCarlson said...

What an interesting list. God bless.

Lori said...

Awesome words of wisdom from the best book around:) Happy TT and God bless.