Topical Bible Study: Good Children

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I'm studying Bible topics A-Z!  I love studying the bible because it always leads me to insights for life.  Regardless of time and culture that has passed since these words that were written, aspects of the fundamental human experience are timeless.  Feel free to join me by printing my notes sheets which can be downloaded free at the above link!  In these printable journal pages, I'm reviewing the below verses.  In the printable sheets, each verse is followed by fill in blanks for recording observations and inspiration.  Print one or print the whole study (see topic listing here) and make a binder if you wish!  Enjoy!


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The Lord is with

2 Samuel 3:19
Abner also spoke to the Benjamites in person. Then he went to Hebron to tell David everything that Israel and the whole tribe of Benjamin wanted to do.

Know the Scriptures 

2 Timothy 3:15
and how from infancy you have known the Holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus.

Observe the law of God

Proverbs 28:7
A discerning son heeds instruction, but a companion of gluttons disgraces his father.


Their obedience to parents is well pleasing to God

Colossians 3:20
Children, obey your parents in everything, for this pleases the Lord.

Partake of the promises of God

Acts 2:39
The promise is for you and your children and for all who are far off—for all whom the Lord our God will call.

Shall be blessed

Proverbs 3:1-4
Wisdom Bestows Well-Being
My son, do not forget my teaching, but keep my commands in your heart, for they will prolong your life many years and bring you peace and prosperity. Let love and faithfulness never leave you; bind them around your neck, write them on the tablet of your heart. Then you will win favor and a good name in the sight of God and man.


Ephesians 6:2
“Honor your father and mother”—which is the first commandment with a promise."

Show love to parents

Genesis 46:29
Joseph had his chariot made ready and went to Goshen to meet his father Israel. As soon as Joseph appeared before him, he threw his arms around his father and wept for a long time.

Obey parents

Genesis 28:7
and that Jacob had obeyed his father and mother and had gone to Paddan Aram.

Genesis 47:30
but when I rest with my fathers, carry me out of Egypt and bury me where they are buried.” 
“I will do as you say,” he said.

Attend to parental teaching

Proverbs 13:1
A wise son heeds his father’s instruction, but a mocker does not respond to rebukes.

Take care of parents

Genesis 45:9
Now hurry back to my father and say to him, ‘This is what your son Joseph says: God has made me lord of all Egypt. Come down to me; don’t delay.

Genesis 45:11
I will provide for you there, because five years of famine are still to come. Otherwise you and your household and all who belong to you will become destitute.’

Genesis 47:12
Joseph also provided his father and his brothers and all his father’s household with food, according to the number of their children.

Make their parents' hearts glad

Proverbs 10:1
The proverbs of Solomon: A wise son brings joy to his father, but a foolish son brings grief to his mother.

Proverbs 29:17
Discipline your children, and they will give you peace; they will bring you the delights you desire.

Exemplified By Isaac

Genesis 22:6-10
Abraham took the wood for the burnt offering and placed it on his son Isaac,and he himself carried the fire and the knife. As the two of them went on together, Isaac spoke up and said to his father Abraham, “Father?”
“Yes, my son?” Abraham replied.
“The fire and wood are here,” Isaac said, “but where is the lamb for the burnt offering?”
Abraham answered, “God himself will provide the lamb for the burnt offering, my son.” And the two of them went on together.
When they reached the place God had told him about, Abraham built an altarthere and arranged the wood on it. He bound his son Isaac and laid him on the altar, on top of the wood. Then he reached out his hand and took the knife to slay his son.

Exemplified by Joseph

Genesis 45:9
Now hurry back to my father and say to him, ‘This is what your son Joseph says: God has made me lord of all Egypt. Come down to me; don’t delay.

Genesis 46:29
Joseph had his chariot made ready and went to Goshen to meet his father Israel. As soon as Joseph appeared before him, he threw his arms around his father and wept for a long time.

Exemplified by Jephthah's daughter

Judges 11:34
When Jephthah returned to his home in Mizpah, who should come out to meet him but his daughter, dancing to the sound of timbrels! She was an only child. Except for her he had neither son nor daughter.

Judges 11:36
“My father,” she replied, “you have given your word to the Lord. Do to me just as you promised, now that the Lord has avenged you of your enemies, the Ammonites.

Exemplified by Samson

Judges 13:24
The woman gave birth to a boy and named him Samson. He grew and the Lord blessed him,

Exemplified by Samuel

1 Samuel 3:19
The Lord was with Samuel as he grew up, and he let none of Samuel’s words fall to the ground.

Exemplified by Obadiah

1 Kings 18:12
I don’t know where the Spirit of the Lord may carry you when I leave you. If I go and tell Ahab and he doesn’t find you, he will kill me. Yet I your servant have worshiped the Lord since my youth.

Exemplified by Josiah

1 Chronicles 34:3
In the eighth year of his reign, while he was still young, he began to seek the God of his father David. In his twelfth year he began to purge Judah and Jerusalem of high places, Asherah poles and idols.

Exemplified by Esther

Esther 2:20
But Esther had kept secret her family background and nationality just as Mordecai had told her to do, for she continued to follow Mordecai’s instructions as she had done when he was bringing her up.

Exemplified by Job

Job 29:4
Oh, for the days when I was in my prime, when God’s intimate friendship blessed my house,

Exemplified by David

1 Samuel 17:20
Early in the morning David left the flock in the care of a shepherd, loaded up and set out, as Jesse had directed. He reached the camp as the army was going out to its battle positions, shouting the war cry.

Psalm 71:5
For you have been my hope, Sovereign Lord, my confidence since my youth.

Exemplified by Daniel

Daniel 1:6
Among those who were chosen were some from Judah: Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael and Azariah.

Exemplified by John the Baptist

Luke 1:80
And the child grew and became strong in spirit; and he lived in the wilderness until he appeared publicly to Israel.
 

Exemplified by Children in the Temple

Matthew 21:15
But when the chief priests and the teachers of the law saw the wonderful things he did and the children shouting in the temple courts, “Hosanna to the Son of David,” they were indignant.

Matthew 21:16
“Do you hear what these children are saying?” they asked him.
“Yes,” replied Jesus, “have you never read, “‘From the lips of children and infants you, Lord, have called forth your praise’?”

Exemplified by Timothy

2 Timothy 3:15
and how from infancy you have known the Holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus


Source: The New Topical Textbook by R. A. Torrey. Scriptures taken from the Holy Bible, New International Version®, NIV®. Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica, Inc.™ Used by permission of Zondervan. All rights reserved worldwide. www.zondervan.com The “NIV” and “New International Version” are trademarks registered in the United States Patent and Trademark Office by Biblica, Inc.™



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