Bringing Forth Children in an Age of Selfishness
The truth of God’s sovereignty extends to our marriages and the begetting and raising of our children. The struggle every child of God faces is between the sovereignty of self and the sovereignty of God. This pamphlet discusses the importance that God places on parents to not only raise their children in his fear, but in the first place to put aside their selfish natures and bear children. More
Who is regulating your marriage and home? Who is determining the number of children that you will have? Are you leaving that matter to God, or are you trying to take those matters into your own hands? These are difficult and vexing questions that married couples often face.
“For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the LORD. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts” (Isaiah 55:8,9) We confess God’s sovereignty in our salvation. The truth of God’s sovereignty extends to our marriages and the begetting and raising of our children. The struggle every child of God faces is between the sovereignty of self and the sovereignty of God. It is my prayer that God will use this pamphlet to assist married couples as they sacrifice their own desires in order to be faithful to God.
This pamphlet is the revised text of a speech that was first given in Edmonton, Canada at a Family Conference sponsored by the First Protestant Reformed Church of Edmonton in July of 2003. I was requested to give it again at Peace Protestant Reformed Church in Lansing, IL in the fall of 2006. At the request of the Peace Protestant Reformed Church Evangelism Committee the speech was prepared into this pamphlet.