Arrows in the hands of a warrior
詩篇 Psalm 127
 兒女是耶和華所賜的產業．所懷的胎，是他所給的賞賜。 少年時所生的兒女，好像勇士手中的箭
 Unless the LORD builds the house, its builders labor in vain. Unless the LORD watches over the city, the watchmen stand guard in vain.  In vain you rise early and stay up late, toiling for food to eat-- for he grants sleep to those he loves.  Sons are a heritage from the LORD, children a reward from him.  Like arrows in the hands of a warrior are sons born in one's youth.  Blessed is the man whose quiver is full of them. They will not be put to shame when they contend with their enemies in the gate.
Parents should treasure their children as an “inheritance from the Lord”. It’s a gift with
blessing and grace, not a burden.
Like arrows in the hands of a warrior are sons born in one's youth.
Parents need strength and skills to bring up Children; “In one’s youth” refers to the parents not only being physically healthy but also spiritually steadfast.
父母們要認識: Parents should know and understand:
[Pro 19:18]Discipline your son, for in that there is hope; do not be
a willing party to his
[Eph 6:4]Fathers, do not exasperate your children (i.e., Fathers, do
not embitter your
children; cf Col 3:21), instead, bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord.
Do you teach with your walks and words?
Have you ever admitted and confessed your mistakes to your children?
♦ 兒女是箭: 必須銳利又正直才有用處
Like arrows, children have to be sharpened and spiritually steady to be useful in battle.
need to be chiseled and polished in order to become sharp, straight, and
兒女們要認識: Children have to realize that:
[Eph 6:1] Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right.
[Pro13:24]He who spares
the rod hates his son, but he who loves him is careful to
Do you obey your parents in the Lord?
Have you realize that because of love your parents discipline you?
Children are the declaration of your victory to your enemy (v.5)
Your goal must be clear in the rearing of your children:
special attention to their spiritual faith, hope and love more than their
When dealing with crisis, be very alert, do not fall into Satan’s cunning scheme.
The strength of your bow(constant prayer and application of God’s Word) will
decide the direction and power of the arrow shot.
三 結論 Conclusion
Life building-up: Up to The Lord, in accordance with The Bible, knowing how
to entrust and be still so that the labors won’t be in vain.
可以靠主的恩典，繼續跑下半場，不要輕易放棄。In the race of life, the second-half is more important than the first-half. Do not be