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 Children
 
How are we expected to live as children of God? You can look at the children of this world and observe the kind of character that we should build. Chilrden are submissive to their parents, trained to be obedient, and must rely on their father and mother for their needs. When we were small children we had to trust in our parents to provide everything we needed. We put our faith, our very life, in our parents hands. to be a child of God you must put your faith in him. He will provide you with everything you need, and he will train you in the way you should go.
 
Matthew 18:1-6
1 At that time the disciples came to Jesus and asked, "Who is the greatest in the kingdom of Heaven?" 2 He called a little child and had him stand among them. 3 And he said: "I tell you the truth, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kindom of heaven. 4 Therefore, whoever humbles himself like this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven. 5 "And whoever welcomes a little child like this in my name welcomes me. 6 But if anyone causes one of these little ones who believe in me to sin, it would be better for him to have a large millstone hung around his neck and to be drowned in the depths of the sea."
(Children are free spirited. They are subject to the authority of their parents. We are given the gift to be "like" our heavenly Father and love, teach, and dicsipline our children. Just as they are subject to their mother and father we should also be submissive and respectful to our heavenly Father. And do not go too far with discipline, or you may do more harm than good. God does not discipline too harshly, he judges righteously and makes the punishment fit the crime.)
 
Matthew 18:10-14
10 "See that you do not look down on one of these little ones. For I tell you that their angels in heaven always see the face of my Father in heaven. 11 For the son of man has come to save the lost. 12 What do you think? If a man owns a hundred sheep, and one of them wanders away, will he not leave the ninety nine that did not wander off. 14 In the same way your Father in heaven is not willing that any of these little ones should be lost."
(We have the responsability of leading the small children of this world.We should lead them to the Lord, not just by teaching them, but also by living as an example and loving them. They look up to the adults and the older generations for an example to build their character. If we live as Christ lives then they will follow in our footsteps. If we live a corrupted life, then they may follow us into corruption and be forever lost.
Even if you tell a child not to follow your ways of corruption while you yourself do it, they will not listen. You cannot scold a child for doing as you do. Jesus said, "You hypocrite, first remove the plank from your own eyes, and then you will see cleary to help your brother." (Matthew 7:5) This applies for children as well. They are less knowledgable about what is good and what is bad. Be careful how you live among them.)
 
Matthew 19:13-15
13 Then little children were brought to Jesus for him to place his hands on them and pray for them. But the disciples rebuked those who brought them. 14 Jesus said, "Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these." 15When he had placed his hands on them, he went on from there.
(In Matthew 18:3 Jesus says that you must become like little children to enter the kingdom of heaven.Here Jesus says that heaven belongs to little children as these. That is why we must become like them because children are innocent, blameless, and humble. As adults, we may think that we are smart or strong compared to a child, but compared to the Lord we are like the little children that we ourselves are parents to. We can hardly comprehend the knowledge of God, just as a child can hardly comprehend all the knowledge that we have compared to them.)
 
Romans 8:16-17
16 The Spirit himself testifies with our spirit that we are God's children. 17 Now if we are children, then we are heirs-heirs of God and coheirs with Christ, if indeed we share in his sufferings in order that we may also share in his glory.
(If we welcome Jesus into our lives and follow him with all our hearts we are given the right to become children of God we will share in the riches of Heaven. Jesus said,"If anyone would come after me he must deny himself and pick up his cross and follow me. Whoever wants to save his life will lose it and whoever will lose his life for my sake will find it. What does it benefit a man to gain the whole world but in the end lose his own soul.")

Proverbs 15:20
20 A wise son brings joy to his father, but a foolish man despises his mother.
(Likewise with God. Whoever does not revere the Lord despises Hiim. It is also written in Proverbs 14:35 'A king delights in a wise servant, but a shameful servant incurs his wrath.')

Proverbs 17:6
6 Children's children are a crown to the aged, and parents are the pride of their children.
(Have no pride or ego within your own self, but instead be proud of your Heavenly father and boast that you know him, and of the works he has done in your life as a testimony to others.)

 Proverbs 19:18
18 Discipline your son, for in that there is hope; do not be a willing party to his death.
(It is written that God disciplines the ones he loves. "Discipline" does not always mean physical discipline. Just as God chooses a punishment that fits the crime, so we should also follow in those footsteps and make sure we discipline our children fairly. And do not discipline out of anger. Stay calm, think your way through the situation and pick a punishment that will teach your child a leasson in what he/she did wrong.)

Proverbs 22:6
6 Train a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not turn from it.
(Begin teaching a child about the Lord as young as possible. Once you begin training them young they will become set in these ways and continue living in them.)
Proverbs 22:15
15 Folly is bound up in the heart of a child, but the rod of discipline will drive it far from him.
(When children are very young they are reckless and ignorant of their actions. Adults are sometimes guilty of the same thing. When they are young timeouts don't always work. When you give a child a spanking do not do it out of anger. Be stern but understanding. Also make sure they understand why they are getting punished Explain to them what they did wrong and that you have to punish them. Just as God punishes us to discipline and to teach us. So do the same with your children.)

Proverbs 23:13-14
13 Do not withhold discipline from a child; if you punish him with the rod, he will not die. 14 Punish him with the rod and save his soul from death.
(Very much the same with our heavenly Father. When we get out of line we are convicted by the Holy Spirit. We may jump back in line before its too late. But when we do something wrong and don't repent,, then our heavenly Father begins disciplining us to correct us. We soon repent and follow the Lord humbly or else our condition becomes worse.)

Proverbs 29:17
17 Discipline your son, and he will give you peace; he will bring delight to your soul.
(A child that follows the way that his father wants him to go brings happiness and to him. Jesus was perfect in following God. And God said, "This is my son, in whom I am well pleased." Wouldn't it be great to hear God say that to you when you come before him. Follow the Lord, the Christ, and someday you might.)