Since children are a joy for us, it should give mothers a great joy to know that they can pray for their little ones and teach them about Jesus, the sooner the better. I have sung Jesus Loves Me and Jesus Loves the Little Ones Like Me to so many children and babies.
I charge them with your child’s care in His name and with His authority. Keep them from harm and danger, and from evil, let them sleep in heavenly peace, let them be taught by the Lrd and have great peace. Give them favor and fill them with your Spirit.
See that you do not despise one of these little ones. For I tell you that their angels in heaven always see the face of my Father in heaven. Matthew 18:10
Despise, to regard with contempt, distaste, disgust, or disdain; scorn; loathe are some definitions. And to regard as bad or worthless, to look down on. Now please don’t misunderstand as some of have me, it is the bad behavior I despise, in anyone. We can all have our moments, but all day or everyday, you would have to rethink that.
And this verse also applies to God’s children, people should take care as to how they look at fellow believers and what they say. Love requires discipline, and it should be consistent, it should be with words and not in anger, that’s why the Holy Spirit is the teacher and we should listen and learn.