Parenting in the Context of the Covenant of Grace

Thanks to Pastor John Hilbelink of Providence OPC in Rockford for sharing this excellent quotation on raising children in the Covenant of Grace.

“Our children are God’s gift to us. If we are Christians, they are God’s; and it is our responsibility to hide them in Christ. It is our responsibility to say ‘No’ to the world, which in every subtle way would put its stamp upon their minds and hearts. Our children are given to us to raise for God. They are not given to us for our own comfort, our joy – although we get comfort and joy from them; but they are given to us by God to raise for Him.” Lawrence Eyres on Psalm 78:1-8 in a chapter entitled “A Heritage for Our Covenant Children” in “Toward a Christian Marriage,” P&R, 1972.