Does God Really Care About Children??

in #steemchurch4 years ago (edited)

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Hundreds of millions of children are exploited, abused, and violently attacked each year. Many work as virtual slaves in hazardous conditions. Others are abducted and forced to become soldiers or child prostitutes.
Understandably, sincere, caring individuals are troubled by the plight of children. While admitting that human greed and depravity are largely responsible for such mistreatment, some may still find it hard to accept that a God of love would allow such injustice. They may feel that God has abandoned these children and that maybe he does not really care. Is that true? Does that tragic fact that children are exploited and often abused mean that God does not care about them? What does the Bible say?

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Jehovah God never proposed that children be exploited by ruthless adults. The abuse of children is one of the most tragic consequences of mankind's rebellion in the garden of Eden. That rejection of God's sovereignty opened the door to cruel exploitation of humans by their fellow men.

God abhors those who take advantage of the weak and the defenseless. Many ancient nations that did not serve God practiced child sacrifice, but God said that this was 'a thing that he had not commanded and that had not come up into his heart'. (Jeremiah 7:31)

God's concern for children is evident in the wise instructions he gives human parents. Children raised in a secure home are more likely to become mature, well - adjusted adults. This our creator instituted marriage, a life arrangement whereby "a man will leave his father and mother and he must stick to his wife and they must become one flesh". (Genesis 2:24)

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Children are a precious gift from God, and he wants them to thrive. God exhorts parents to give their children good direction in life, just as an archer carefully aims when firing his arrows.

A Hope For Children.

God's abiding love for children was beautifully demonstrated by Jesus Christ, who perfectly mirrors his father's personality. When his apostles, in a mistaken attempt to help Jesus, refused to let parents bring their small children to him, Jesus said, "Let the young children come to me", he said. And then, "he took the children into his arms and began blessing them". (Mark 10:13-16)

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In fact, through his appointed King, Jesus Christ, God will soon act to relive children who are maltreated. The greedy exploiters and ruthless abusers of this world will be done away with forever.

In the meantime, God shows his love right now by offering spiritual and emotional help for all who are exploited and abused. Through his Word, his holy spirit and our Christian brothers and sisters, Jehovah comforts children who are downtrodden and improvised.

What a joy to know that now, just as he will in the future, "the father to tender mercies and the God of all comfort,........ comforts is in all our tribulations" .(2 Corinthians 1:3,4)

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We were so close to missing this awesome post of yours. Thanks for sharing with us. God's love for children is even showed in Ephesians, where God said parents should not be irritating their children.

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I would say God actually does. When his son Jesus Christ was on earth, he showed this. Jesus is said to be a good reflection of his father. When we was teaching he drew children closer to himself and taught his disciples that they needed some childlike qualities. Thanks for sharing.

The love of God for children is exceptional

Children are a gift from the Lord; they are a reward from him.
Children born to a young man are like arrows in a warrior’s hands.
How joyful is the man whose quiver is full of them! He will not be put to shame when he confronts his accusers at the city gates.

Jesus also shows the same care and always invite children to come to him and they should not be stopped because theirs is the kingdom of God

Indeed God care so much about the little children. Jesus loves the little children of the children of the world, they are yellow, black, and white, they are precious in his eyes.
Thanks for this wonderful post.

Many Christian parents are becoming fearful that they cannot properly train their children in this lawless and wicked age. We have received scores of letters in our office asking, “What is the answer? What can I do with my son? My daughter?”

We are beginning to reap what has been sown for the past generation. We have taught the philosophy of the devil, who says, “Do as you please.” Behaviorism has been the moral philosophy of much of our education in the past few years. Psychiatrists have told parents to let their children do as they please, lest in restraining them they may warp the children’s personalities.

We have taken God out of our educational systems and thought we could get away with it. We have sown the wind, and we are now reaping the whirlwind. We have laughed at God, religion and the Bible.

Many of our educational leaders sneer at the old-fashioned idea of God and a moral code. Movies feature sex, sin, crime and alcohol. Teenagers see these things portrayed alluringly on the screen and decide to go and try them. Newspapers have played up crime and sex until they seem glamorous to our young people.

Instead of publicizing the good and constructive things that teenagers do, we have played up the sensational lawbreaker. We have taught our young people that morals are relative and not absolute.

The Bible tells us repeatedly in His Word how all children are a gift from God. Every single life, every single child, is a reward and blessing. Whether they're bringing parents pride and joy, or whether they are teaching us how to be more patient and forgiving, children are a gift from God and a source for the growth of His Kingdom here on Earth!

God knows that children can bring us closer to Him and help grow our Christian character.
Children are a heritage from the Lord, offspring a reward from him. Like arrows in the hands of a warrior are children 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 opponents in court.(Psalm 127:3-5)

It's saddening to see hunger and abuse befalling children reason being that they are so defenseless and naive. Of all the poor and oppressed, child cases are the most painful, all they can do is cry. But our God is just and He is a God of vengeance, He will see to it that all those pepertrating evil against his beloved will feel the full effect of his wrath. As christians, we should also strive to help those hungry and needy kids around us, for who better to demonstrate God's love for them than us?
God bless you for this share! @pboss123

The main theme running through the Bible is God's great love for us. Over and over He tells us that He sent His son, Jesus, to this earth to heal broken hearts.
Our heavenly Father is filled with compassion for his blood-bought children. He has more sympathy than any human parent. Our God is not stoic and unaffected, but is touched by our afflictions and he really does care for His children. Thanks for sharing, God bless you.

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