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Children


1. Christ was an example to. Lu 2:51; Joh 19:26,27.

2. Are a gift from God. Ge 33:5; Ps 127:3.

3. Are capable of glorifying God. Ps 8:2; 148:12,13; Mt 21:15,16.

4. Should be

a. Brought to Christ. Mr 10:13-16.

b. Brought early to the house of God. 1Sa 1:24.

c. Instructed in the ways of God. De 31:12,13; Pr 22:6.

d. Judiciously trained. Pr 22:15; 29:17; Eph 6:4.

5. Should

a. Obey God. De 30:2.

b. Fear God. Pr 24:21.

c. Remember God. Ec 12:1.

d. Attend to parental teaching. Pr 1:8,9.

e. Honour parents. Ex 20:12; Heb 12:9.

f. Fear parents. Le 19:3.

g. Obey parents. Pr 6:20; Eph 6:1.

h. Take care of parents. 1Ti 5:4.

i. Honour the aged. Le 19:32; 1Pe 5:5.

j. Not imitate bad parents. Eze 20:18.

6. An heritage from the Lord. Ps 113:9; 127:3.

7. Not to have

a. Considered an affliction. Ge 15:2,3; Jer 22:30.

b. A reproach in Israel. 1Sa 1:6,7; Lu 1:25.

8. Anxiety of the Jews for. Ge 30:1; 1Sa 1:5,8.

9. Often prayed for. 1Sa 1:10,11; Lu 1:13.

10. Often given in answer to prayer. Ge 25:21; 1Sa 1:27; Lu 1:13.

11. Treatment of, after birth, noticed. Eze 16:4.

12. Mostly nursed by the mothers. 1Sa 1:22; 1Ki 3:21; Ps 22:9; Song 8:1.

13. Weaning of, a time of joy and feasting. Ge 21:8; 1Sa 1:24.

14. Circumcised on the eighth day. Php 3:5.

15. Named at circumcision. Lu 1:59; 2:21.

16. Were named

a. After relatives. Lu 1:59,61.

b. From remarkable events. Ge 21:3,6; 18:13; Ex 2:10; 18:3,4.

c. From circumstances connected with their birth. Ge 25:25,26; 35:18; 1Ch 4:9.

d. Often by God. Isa 8:3; Ho 1:4,6,9.

e. Often numerous. 2Ki 10:1; 1Ch 4:27.

f. Numerous, considered an especial blessing. Ps 115:14; 127:4,5.

g. Sometimes born when parents were old. Ge 15:3,6; 17:17; Lu 1:18.

17. Male

a. If first born, belonged to God and were redeemed. Ex 13:12,13,15.

b. Birth of, announced to the father by a messenger. Jer 20:15.

c. Under the care of tutors, till they came of age. 2Ki 10:1; Ga 4:1,2.

d. Usefully employed. 1Sa 9:3; 17:15.

e. Inherited the possessions of their father. De 21:16,17; Lu 12:13,14.

f. Received the blessing of their father before his death. Ge 27:1-4; 48:15; 49:1-33.

18. Female

a. Taken care of by nurses. Ge 35:8.

b. Usefully employed. Ge 24:13; Ex 2:16.

c. Inherited property in default of sons. Nu 27:1-8; Jos 17:1-6.

19. Fondness and care of mothers for. Ex 2:2-10; 1Sa 2:19; 1Ki 3:27; Isa 49:15; 1Th 2:7,8.

20. Of God’s people, holy. Ezr 9:2; 1Co 7:14.

21. Of God’s people, interested in the promises. De 29:29; Ac 2:39.

22. Prosperity of, greatly depended on obedience of parents. De 4:40; 12:25,28; Ps 128:1-3.

23. Frequently bore the curse of parents. Ex 20:5; Ps 109:9,10.

24. Were required

a. To honour their parents. Ex 20:12.

b. To attend to instruction. De 4:9; 11:19.

c. To submit to discipline. Pr 29:17; Heb 12:9.

d. To respect the aged. Le 19:32.

25. Mode of giving public instruction to. Lu 2:46; Ac 22:3.

26. Power of parents over, during the patriarchal age. Ge 9:24,25; 21:14; 38:24.

27. Often wicked and rebellious. 2Ki 2:23.

28. Rebellious, punished by the civil power. Ex 21:15-17; De 21:18-21.

29. Sometimes devoted their property to avoid supporting parents. Mt 15:5; Mr 7:11,12.

30. Could demand their portion during father’s life. Lu 15:12.

31. Amusements of. Zec 8:5; Mt 11:16,17.

32. Casting out of weak, &c alluded to. Eze 16:5.

33. Inhuman practice of offering to idols. 2Ki 17:31; 2Ch 28:3; 33:6.

34. Illegitimate

a. Had no inheritance. Ge 21:10,14; Ga 4:30.

b. Not cared for by the father. Heb 12:8.

c. Excluded from the congregation. De 23:2.

d. Sometimes sent away with gifts. Ge 25:6.

e. Despised by their brethren. Jdj 11:2.

35. Destruction of, a punishment. Le 26:22; Eze 9:6; Lu 19:44.

36. Grief occasioned by loss of. Ge 37:35; 44:27-29; 2Sa 13:37; Jer 6:26; 31:15.

37. Resignation manifested at loss of. Le 10:19,20; 2Sa 12:18-23; Job 1:19-21.