Daily Devotional for July 17
Children are a gift from the Lord; they are a reward from him.
Heman’s fourteen sons were given to him through the promises of God to honor him (1 Chronicles 25:5 NIV). The Bible records that Heman’s children were the product of his faith in the promises of God. Heman received these gifts by believing that God would give him children and that they would be a blessing. These fourteen sons were all gifted in music, and their excellence served to honor their father (1 Chronicles 25:5-7).
In the New Testament, we also see this same pattern of godly children that are a blessing to their parents. Philip had four virgin daughters who prophesied and whose ministry was a great reflection on Philip’s family and life. His children, like Heman’s, brought honor to their father’s name.
The children of the godly are a blessing (Psalm 37:26). They are a gift—not a curse! Our children have been given to us by the promises of God, and Satan cannot use their lives to bring us shame and dishonor. Secure in the promises of God, we should expect our children to honor us, not to embarrass us.
Let us expect all our children to know and serve the Lord and to bring us great delight as they walk before Him with all their hearts!
1 Chronicles 24:1-26:11 Romans 4:1-12 Psalm 13:1-6 Proverbs 19:15-16