Matthew 21:14-17 “14 And the blind and the lame came to Him in the temple, and He healed them. 15 But when the chief priests and the scribes saw the wonderful things that He had done, and the children who were shouting in the temple, “Hosanna to the Son of David,” they became indignant 16 and said to Him, ‘Do You hear what these children are saying?’ And Jesus said to them, ‘Yes; have you never read, ‘OUT OF THE MOUTH OF INFANTS AND NURSING BABIES YOU HAVE PREPARED PRAISE FOR YOURSELF’?’  17 And He left them and went out of the city to Bethany, and spent the night there.”

“Out of the mouth of babes.” You have heard that saying, I’m sure. Well here we see that saying quoted by the Lord Jesus. He is quoting Psalm 8:2 which reads, “ From the mouth of infants and nursing babes You have established strength because of Your adversaries, to make the enemy and the revengeful cease.”

Have you ever heard your child say something that surprised you? What parent hasn’t, right? Sometimes it is the words they hear around the house. Sometimes it’s words they hear from friends. But what a joy it would be if what they repeated were words of praise and adoration for our Lord. If we, as parents and grandparents, are mindful of those words coming from our mouths, I am sure our little ones would hear and repeat.

Teach your children to sing praises to the King of Kings. Teach them His Word so that it will be with them later in life when they encounter difficult days. But most importantly, teach them to keep a lookout for Him so they too can join in and say, “Hosanna to the Son of David.”


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