A conviction, according to Webster’s Seventh International Collegiate Dictionary, is “a strong persuasion or belief: the state of being convinced.” Let me share one of my strong persuasions with you.
Psalm 127:3 states, “Behold, children are a gift of the Lord, the fruit of the womb is a reward.”
I say, “Amen to that!” Our children are a gift. They are our precious reward.
Children have grown up in our home. We have provided for them. We have taught them and loved them. It may sound like all of the benefits came from us and our efforts and went to them.
Yes, we worked hard. We denied ourselves some things, but we received much in the process. My husband and I shared a common goal to work toward. In our teaching, we learned all the more. In our loving, we have been loved.
We raised them to expect to go to school after high school. They applied themselves academically and have honored us by doing just that.
The Holy Bible, in Exodus 20:12, commands children to “Honor your father and your mother.”(NASB)
I was once a child. According to Psalm 127, I was someone’s gift and precious reward. I still am. Although my dear father has passed away, I can still honor him by living my life for the Lord and honoring Dad’s wife, my lovely Mother.
If you are a child, you can still live knowing that you are a gift and a reward and can still honor your parents. It can be the integrity with which you live your life and how much you treasure the true things in life, like God and His Word. It may be providing for them and living for Jesus. I hope you realize that you are very precious.
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