George Swinnock ~ As arrows. Children are compared to “arrows”….
George Swinnock ~ As arrows. Children are compared to “arrows”. Now, we know that sticks are not by nature arrows; they do not grow so, but they are made so; by nature they are knotty and rugged, but by art they are made smooth and handsome. So children by nature are rugged and untoward, but by education are refined and reformed, made pliable to the DIVINE Will and Pleasure.
(Psalms 127:3 & 4)
Behold, children are a heritage from the LORD, the fruit of the womb a reward. “As arrows are in the hand of a mighty man; so are children of the youth.”