The Place of Children in the Family
(Bill Cosby - Give me 200 active 2 year olds and I could conquer the world!)
INTRO. God uses the family to illustrate the relationship between us and God and between us as God's children. 397 times he refers to Father - Mothers - Children in their human relationship. God mentioned children and this earthly relationship so often because he meant them to be! They are a blessing of God and are to be treated as such. They can add the spice and joy to life or they can make a home hell on earth. They do not do it; right or wrong by themselves, but are guided - influenced and controlled through their parents.
We urgently need to know what is God's plan for children and therefore, parents. Our world literally infected with the cry, ''What do we do with our children?'' No new problem, God's Word reveals -
Micah 7:6 - ''For the son dishonoureth the father, the daughter riseth up against her mother, the daughter in law against her mother in law;