Honor Series #4—Honor Children

Randy Hahn–The Heights Baptist Church

February 1, 2015

IMG_0351The idea of honor is one that has been lost to history. God has called us to honor our spouse, our children, those who are over us in government and at work. When we honor what God values, we honor Him. And when we honor Him, it has the osier to change the course of our lives forever.

1 Samuel 2:30c

I will honor those who honor me, and I will despise those who think lightly of me.

A principle for living life and a promise.

Honor—to make heavy, weighty, significant.

Honoring what God honors—life, people—because they are created in His image.

All to honor marriage relationship

Honor the home.

Genesis 1:27-28

27God created man in His own image, in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them. 28God blessed them; and God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth, and subdue it; and rule over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the sky and over every living thing that moves on the earth.”

Exodus 20:12

“Honor your father and mother. Then you will live a long, full life in the land the LORD your God is giving you.

Deuteronomy 6:6-7

6“These words, which I am commanding you today, shall be on your heart. 7“You shall teach them diligently to your sons and shall talk of them when you sit in your house and when you walk by the way and when you lie down and when you rise up

Psalm 127:3-5

3Behold, children are a gift of the LORD,
The fruit of the womb is a reward.

4Like arrows in the hand of a warrior,
So are the children of one’s youth.

5How blessed is the man whose quiver is full of them;
They will not be ashamed
When they speak with their enemies in the gate.

Arrows—strength and standing; the purpose of multiplying is discipling..

In the family the parents are primarily disciplers or raising children to the Lord.

Government and TV do not support family.

Male and female is what God blesses/honors.

A primary purpose of marriage is to have children.

View of children –a liability, a cost or expense.

Previously children contributed to family/society.

Not considered an asset any more. Can we afford it?

Children are a blessing.

Look at potential partner as  a person to raise children by God’s design. A picture of God’s picture.

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