“Blessed is everyone who fears the LORD, who walks in his ways, you shall eat the fruit of the labour of your hands; you shall be blessed, and it shall be well with you. your wife will be like fruitful vine within your house; your children will like olive shoots around your table” (Psalm 128:1-3)ESV
There is double blessing for those who serve the Lord; Their blessings extend to members of their family. The word of God says it shall be well with you; also your wife and children benefit from God’s blessings resulting from your reverence to the LORD. Imagine what will happen if you encourage your family and motivate them to serve the Lord also. It will result in bandwagon of blessings.
In Psalm 127:3, the Scripture says, ‘Behold children are the heritage of the LORD, and the fruit of the womb a reward’ ‘Blessed is everyone who fills his quiver with them! He shall not be put to shame when he speaks with the enemies in the gate’ (Psalm 128:5)ESV.
Do you see your children as a burden or as a blessing?
If you train up your children well, they will be a defence for you with time. They will care for you and shield you from societal ill that is common now in many places.
It is important that you give your children both spiritual and physical support. You should provide inspiration for them and teach them to look up to God for direction and help. Don’t leave them to learn the basic things of life from other people who you don’t know. There are many of such all over the community.
You must never harass your children; they may become strangers to you and even run away from you and your house. You may lose them to drugs, alcohol and immorality. This is because they will seek comfort from those things.
It is important to know that children, no matter their gender, are blessings from the Lord. If you reverence the Lord, you must appreciate his gifts. You must not be involved in domestic violence. There are legal consequences and it is socially unacceptable. Don’t hit your spouse for any reason and avoid bullying them.
It is important to give attention to learning how to take care of your home. Ignorance is deadly; avoid it.
Jesus is Lord