I failed to note the exact title, but the sermon that Scott Graham preached at camp meeting on Wednesday night was one of the most powerful sermons I have ever heard concerning our children and their salvation.
Taken from accounts in the 11th chapter of II Kings and in II Chronicles 22 and 23 is the story of the wicked queen Athiliah. She was the daughter of Jezebel, and she was so evil that she ordered her own grandchildren to be murdered–the “seed royal,” the Bible calls them. She passed her satanic eye over her entire family, and when she considered any children that might become an heir to the throne, she lined them up for execution. She then became the ruler.
Baby Joash, less than a year old at this time, and in line for the throne was spared from this demonic act, when his aunt snatched him away to safety. She hid him. At first it was in a bedchamber where she secreted him; later she hid him in the house of the Lord. Many years later, but while he was still a young boy, Joash assumed the throne, and became a godly, righteous king.
Oh, how critical during these challenging days in which we live, is the hiding of our children. We must strictly guard them, shield them from evil, teach them God’s ways, train and instruct them. Satan gloats with hellish anticipation as he claws for our babies. His clutching hands stretch toward our tender boys and little girls. His conniving eyes wink their deadly, persistent signal.
But definitely, we will hide them. We will never release our treasured children to satan and to his cohorts. Safe in our bedchambers and in the house of God will be our children, well hidden among godly training and deep inside the hallowed halls of the temple of God.
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