Thursday, August 7, 2014

Children Make A Poor Man Rich

You need a lot of money to raise children. The latest statistic says you need at least a couple hundred thousand dollars just to raise one child. You have to be emotionally prepared to have a child. If you aren't, you should consider an abortion. Your husband should have a very good job and be financially stable before having children. You need to be married for awhile before having children, exploring the world or getting a career off the ground. If you have children, only have one or two because of overpopulation. Make sure you stop having children before the age of 40 or something may be wrong with them. Heaven forbid you have a child that isn't perfect!

These are all lies, absolute, complete lies. Pastor Adrian Rogers preached an amazing sermon titled Home On The Rock. If you want a great Bible-teaching preacher, I encourage you to listen to this sermon. Our society teaches that having children makes a rich man poor. God tells us that children make a poor man rich. Who do you want to believe? Rich men can't take their money to heaven, but godly men are taking all their children to heaven.

Pastor Rogers believes there is way too much stress upon a home: mothers working, fathers working, latch-key kids. Home has become little more than a restaurant and a garage. He takes his hat off to mothers who work outside of the home to feed their children, put clothes on their back, and a roof over their head. However, moms who work for fulfillment, a second car, a bigger house and swimming pool, he admonishes them by telling them they are making a tragic mistake. Your children need YOU! Nobody can take a mother's place. They need a mama at home, parents who love each other and love God.

A mother has the greatest job in the world. She can raise a missionary, a preacher or a Christian physician, doctor, lawyer, or another homemaker for Jesus! Stop listening to the lies of society, Satan, and feminism. Your worth at home having and raising children for the Lord is the highest calling for mothers. 

 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.
Psalm 127