Proverbs 5:17- 20 Let them be only thine own, and not strangers’ with thee. Let thy fountain be blessed: and rejoice with the wife of thy youth. Let her be as the loving hind and pleasant roe; let her breasts satisfy thee at all times; and be thou ravished always with her love. And why wilt thou, my son, be ravished with a strange woman, and embrace the bosom of a stranger?
With so many broken homes today, we see the devastation of not waiting for true love before marriage. Multitudes of children are born to parents who are not married, and not committed to each other. If we cannot commit to one another, how can we possibly believe we are committed to raising a child together? This lack of forethought isn’t the child’s fault. This sweet innocent miracle from God comes into the world with their eyes wide open, and an expectation from the very first moment, that someone here loves them, wants them, really cares, and has thought about their life. However, many children are born with very little, if any thought by the parents of a child’s needs, or their future. Some children are looked upon as problems, instead of the blessings they really are.
Finding the right person in life is so important. It’s not about physical attraction only, but the spiritual compatibility as well. You need to be attracted to a person; however, you need to know who they are. For example, if they believe in one form of religious practices, and you another, there is a problem. In addition, if you change your beliefs for another person, either you never held any conviction to your beliefs, or you probably had no biblical reason for changing those beliefs. So later in life, when raising a child, you’ll begin to wonder which belief truly is the right way to teach your child. Finding a mate for life takes time, prayer, and patience, but is so, so worth it. Your devotion to the children will be united. Your decisions to help them will be the same. Find God’s person for you, and you’ll have found the person to help you raise the miracles God places in your home.
THE WORD WALKING IN ME:
Children are meant to be a blessing in our home. They deserve a mother and father who love them, and will help them in this long road of life. What a blessing it is to see them grown up, and to serve God.
THROUGH THE BIBLE WITH DAILY PROVERBS
Numbers 26 – 29 / Proverbs 5:17- 20
THROUGH THE BIBLE OLD & NEW TESTAMENT DAILY
Numbers 7 / Mark 7
Living In His Word Ministries
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Dr. Franklin J. Senters Th.D.
Founder and Executive Director