Like a Warrior

Re: Verse reading–Psalm 127:3-5; Proverbs 22:6; Deuteronomy 6:1-9 (day four)

In the Psalm 127 passage, the analogy is to a warrior.  “Children…are like arrows in the hand of a warrior,”  A warrior gives the picture of one who is skilled and well-trained.  He knows his weapons and how to use them…his arrows are straight and properly fletched so they will fly true to his aim.  Likewise, children who are well trained will be true and accurate.  Training comes by constantly repeating the message until they have mastered the truth.  Deuteronomy says surround your children with God’s truth at home, when traveling, on their hand, on their head, by the door, or by the gate…the picture is to immerse them in his truth.  When they are effectively trained, you will not have to worry.  They will respond in God’s wisdom and power.  We also have the promise that they will not stray from His truth.  What a wonderful promise!  Shouldn’t we get busy training our kids and grandkids?

Author: Larry Soape

Larry Soape is the Associate Pastor for Median & Senior Adults, and Missions at FBCSA.

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