Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Charging our Children

"Lo, children are an heritage of the LORD... they shall speak with the enemies in the gate" (Psalm 127:3-5).  "The heart of the righteous studieth to answer" (Proverbs 15:28).  "O thou sword of the LORD, how long will it be ere thou be quiet?... How can it be quiet, seeing the LORD hath given it a charge?" (Jeremiah 47:6,7).  "There shall come in the last days scoffers... But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ" (2 Peter 3:3,18). 

Our children given by the Lord
Inherit blessings that are great. 
They have God's Word, the Spirit's sword,
To give an answer in the gate. 

Though enemies are looming large
And mockers in their ranks now swell,
The Lord has given us a charge
To march against the gates of hell. 

The Lord commands us to prepare
Our children for reality
As we equip them to declare
The truth of God that makes us free. 

Lord, thank You for the great provision
To train our children by Your Word
And charge them with Your great commission
To preach the Gospel they have heard.  

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