Psalm 127 provides invaluable insight into God’s heart for families. They are familiar verses most Christian parents have heard or read countless times:
1 Unless the Lord builds the house,
the builders labor in vain.
Unless the Lord watches over the city,
the guards stand watch in vain.
2 In vain you rise early
and stay up late,
toiling for food to eat—
for he grants sleep to those he loves.
3 Children are a heritage from the Lord,
offspring a reward from him.
4 Like arrows in the hands of a warrior
are children born in one’s youth.
5 Blessed is the man
whose quiver is full of them.
They will not be put to shame
when they contend with their opponents in court.
Sometimes familiarity means we quickly read over the words and don’t carefully unpack the full meaning in them, though.
Today we’re devoting our entire broadcast on exploring the four lessons this psalm provides moms and dads. It’s a program that based off a sermon Dr. Michael Youssef. It’s my hope it will provide some much-needed encouragement to those of us raising children in an increasingly hostile culture.
In the message, Dr. Youssef explores how moms and dads can learn how to best raise our children by looking at how God parents us. Powerful in its simplicity, this perspective can give us deep insights into our Heavenly Father’s character and love.
If you – or someone you know – needs inspiration, encouragement or direction in their parenting, today’s broadcast, “Children: A Heritage from the Lord,” will provide that needed boost.