24 The father of the righteous shall greatly rejoice: and he that begetteth a wise child shall have joy of him.
-Raising a child is a big responsibility; much bigger than it is often given credit for it today’s society. The word “begetteth“ used here is the Hebrew word “yalad” and means to “bring forth” or “bring up”. We don’t get wise children by simply giving birth to them, their goodness and wisdom must be brought forth during the process of bringing them up. Also, it’s not the kind of thing that you can do well once, or even part of the time; rather, it is an ongoing commitment every day until that child is ready and able to take responsibility for their own actions. Taking care of children for 20 years may seem hard, managing to steward those kids the right way may seem impossible; “but with God, all things are possible.” (Matthew 19:26)