Scripture: Psalm 127:3 Children are a gift from the Lord; they are a reward from him.
Devotional: This week we will dive into godly relationships that parents are called to have with their children. Today’s passage starts us off with having the right perspective of the children you’ve been given. They are a gift from God, rewarded and entrusted to you for His purpose.
With that comes a responsibility.
You are to cherish that gift, but also steward it. Malachi 2:15 says, “Has not the one God made you? You belong to him in body and spirit. And what does the one God seek? Godly offspring.”
Your primary purpose as a parent is to ensure that your child knows and follows God. It’s not to ensure they grow up to make a lot of money or have a successful career and family. Those are great things, but not the primary thing.
Helping your kids follow Jesus is not always an easy task. But you’re not alone in the task. As a follower of Jesus Christ, you have the Holy Spirit to guide and direct you, and to move in the life of your child. Keep that in mind, and pray for His strength and wisdom as you raise the ones He has entrusted to you.
- What have you viewed as your primary role as a parent? Does this passage change your perspective?