Quoting Quiverfull: Battle Then Rest?

by Nancy Campbell of Above Rubies in The Answer to Rest

Further to my post earlier today, I must share with you a very important point. After the Holy Spirit came upon Othniel and he went out to war, God delivered the king of Mesopotamia into his hand, and guess what? The children of Israel had REST for forty years (Judges 3:11).

We will never have rest in our family life or any situation in our lives if we don’t defeat the enemy! While the enemy is still having his way in our home, we won’t have rest. While evil still remains, we’ll never have rest! You have to wipe out the enemy before you have rest.

It’s the same way with raising our children. If you allow your children to rule the roost, have their own way, or be disobedient, you’ll never have rest as a mother. How can you enjoy motherhood when your children are out of control?

God intends us to teach our children to be obedient and submissive so we can enjoy a restful home and enjoy our great career of motherhood. Proverbs 29:17 is a powerful Scripture, “Correct thy son, and he shall give thee REST; yea, he shall give delight unto thy soul.”

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QUOTING QUIVERFULL is a regular feature of NLQ – we present the actual words of noted Quiverfull leaders and ask our readers: What do you think? Agree? Disagree? This is the place to state your opinion. Please, let’s keep it respectful – but at the same time, we encourage readers to examine the ideas of Quiverfull honestly and thoughtfully.

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  • Baby_Raptor

    Your children are the enemy, guys. Defeat them or you’ll never sleep again!

  • Sharla Hulsey

    I’m pretty sure that it’s in the Book that we’re supposed to rest every
    seven days, whether the so-called enemy is defeated or not.