for of such is
the kingdom of heaven." Matt. 19:14.
7. How did He show that He loved them?
"And He took them up in His arms; put His hands upon them, and blessed them."
8. With what promise do the Old Testament Scriptures close?
"Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and
dreadful day of the Lord: and he shall turn the heart of the fathers to the children,
and the heart of the children to their fathers, lest I come and smite the earth with a
curse." Mal. 4:5,6.
NOTE.-From this we learn that while disobedience to parents and the breaking up of home
ties will characterize the last days (2 Tim. 3:1-3; Matt. 24:37-39; Gen. 6:1,2), God's
message for the last days will strengthen the cords of love and affection, and bind the
hearts of parents and children together.
9. What peaceful, happy conditions will prevail in the next world as compared with
those of this life?
"They shall not labor in vain, nor bring forth for trouble; for they are
the seed of the blessed of the Lord, and their offspring with them." "The
sucking child shall play on the hole of the asp, and the weaned child shall put his hand
on the cockatrice' den. They shall not hurt nor destroy in all My holy mountain: for
the earth shall be full of the knowledge of the Lord, as the waters cover the sea."
Isa. 65:23; 11:8,9.