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A Parent’s Treasure
A Parent’s Treasure Two Parents Heard Good Things about their Child (Luke 2: 35) Kept” or “treasured” these amazing proclamations about who this child will be. “Kept” - (suntereo); to keep closely together, i. e. (by impl. ) to conserve (from ruin); to remember (and obey): --keep, observe, preserve. (2: 19)
A Parent’s Treasure Two Parents Heard Good Things about their Child (Luke 2: 35) (Luke 2: 11) Announcement by angels to shepherds (Luke 2: 25 – 35) Simeon’s prophecy Your Salvation (Isaiah 52: 10) Light to Gentiles (Isaiah 9: 2; 42: 6; 49: 6) Glory of Israel (Isaiah 60: 1 – 3)
A Parent’s Treasure Two Parents Heard Good Things about their Child (Luke 2: 35) Some things you may not want to hear even though true. (cf. Isaiah 51: 6; Chapter 53) Romans 8: 16 – 18 “The Spirit himself testifies with our spirit that we are God's children. Now if we are children, then we are heirs--heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ, if indeed we share in his sufferings in order that we may also share in his glory. I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us. ”
A Parent’s Treasure Anna: Spoke of Jesus to all who were looking for the redemption of Jerusalem (2: 36 -38). (Luke 1: 68) “For He has visited and redeemed His people, ” (Zacharias) (Luke 2: 25) “waiting for the Consolation of Israel, ”
Two Parents Did Good Things Favor of God – they obeyed at his birth (Leviticus 12; Luke 2: 22 – 24, 27) At God’s direction they circumcised their son on the eighth day (Lev. 12: 3) They named him Jesus as the angel of God had directed. (Luke 1: 31)
Two Parents Did Good Things At God’s direction Mary participated in the purification rites (Lev. 12: 4) At God’s direction they presented their child to God (Luke 2: 22, 23, 27) Redemption of the firstborn. (Exodus 13: 2, 12) “And when they had performed everything according to the Law of the Lord” (Luke 2: 39)
Two Parents Did Good Things They took Jesus with them to the required feasts - attended “every year” (Luke 2: 41) (Deut. 16: 16) “Three times in a year all your males shall appear before the Lord your God in the place He chooses…” Parents who love the Lord see that their children participate in the assemblies.
Parents Led Their Child to Grow Favor of God – Child obeyed. (Luke 2: 40 – 52; cf. 1: 30) The Child grew and became strong (cf. Luke 1: 80) The Child was more than smart – he was growing in wisdom.
Parents Led Their Child to Grow Well trained and obedient (it takes both) children are going to be busy in the work of the Father. There will be plenty of service for all who have a heart for God in this family. “I had to be in my father’s house. ” (Luke 2: 49)
Parents Led Their Child to Grow “Then he went down to Nazareth with them and was obedient to them. But his mother treasured all these things in her heart. 52 And Jesus grew in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and men. ” (Luke 2)
A Parent’s Treasure Parent’s treasure many things. Nothing more dearly than to know that: “my children walk in the truth” (3 John 4).
A Parent’s Treasure