Lecture 5, Children Are a Heritage:
A biblical vision of parenting and childrearing is urgently needed in today’s world. Common assumptions about children tend to be unbalanced. Some people have naïve and unrealistic expectations about children, while others view them as unwanted burdens. Sadly, many parents attempt to rear their children without a Christ-centered purpose, focusing exclusively on what makes the parent or the child happy. By reminding us that children are a heritage from the Lord, today’s passage affirms that sons and daughters are both a blessing and a sacred trust that parents are called to steward for the glory of God.