An Idea Borrowed

Years ago on a radio program someone shared that they read a chapter in Proverbs every day. Since there are 31 chapters and the longest month has 31 days it allows you to read through Proverbs on a regular basis. I use it as the launch pad for my personal worship time and branch out from there. On this blog I will try to share some of the insights I have in the Word. I will try to organize them in the archive by reference.

Thursday, March 17, 2022

Glory at Your Feet

(Pro 17:6 KJV)  Children's children are the crown of old men; and the glory of children are their fathers.

Only one type of person is mentioned in this verse, the one who has descendants.  We can make a few divisions here, one has no moral value and the other does.

Some people are not able to have children.  That is simply a biological fact.  I know people in the prime of life who are doing well in every area who would love to have children but it isn’t happening.  We don’t know why but the fertility does not exist.  Unless it is the result of past sin, such as abortions that destroyed the lining of the womb, there is nothing to be ashamed of and no one but the childless would know if there is some sin that caused the problem.  From those on the outside there should be no condemnation.

Then you have the growing number of people who don’t want children for selfish reasons.  They want their toys.  They want their careers.  They want their freedom.  That is a spiritual issue that needs to be dealt with.  The Bible is clear that children are a blessing.  As a grandparent who had a grandson breeze through just long enough to have a cookie and mess up the living room, I can testify to that.

So?  There is little you can do for others except develop an understanding that children are not something to be avoided.  If you have grandchildren, celebrate.  If you don’t then celebrate with others. 

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