Covenant. The apostle Peter says: “For the promise is unto you, and to your children” (Acts 2:39a). Children of believers are as such in the covenant by birth. As olive shoots growing on the Olive Tree, they are as much members of the covenant as the branches that are grafted in. Therefore, they must be baptised and brought up as Christian rather than heathen children. They are to be regarded as lambs (baby sheep) not as kids (baby goats). So never relate to your children in a way that suggest they belong to the devil. Rather, remind them that they bear the sign and seal of Christ and exhort them to repentance and faith. Remind them of their covenant obligations; and teach them that they must seek to be not only in the covenant but also of the covenant. Those who are of the covenant walk in the way of Christ cheerfully and gratefully. With this in mind, remember to pray for them, pleading the Lord’s covenant mercies for your children.
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