Children and the Bible

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Don’t you see that children are God’s best gift? The fruit of the womb His generous legacy?

Psalm 127:3 (The Message Bible)

The KJV states it this way:

Lo, children are an heritage from the LORD, and the fruit of the womb is his reward.

Psalm 127:3

Don’t we all seek God’s blessings on our life?  How much more should we desire children, which are God’s best gift?

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And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and fill the earth, and subdue it…

Genesis 1:28

This Genesis Charge has never been taken away by God.  It is still in effect!  If you simply take a tour of our country you will see miles and miles of vast, empty land.  We have hardly filled the earth as of yet.

Marry and have children.  Then find spouses for them so that you may have many grandchildren.  Multiply! Do not dwindle away!

Jeremiah 29:6 (NLT)

And the LORD your God will make you abound in every work of your hand, in the fruit of your body…

Deuteronomy 30:9

And whosoever shall receive one such little child in my name receives me.

Matthew 18:5

The Bible states on many occasions that children are a gift from God. When we openly receive them into our family, we receive Christ also.

Take heed that ye despise not one of these little ones; for I say unto you, that in heaven their angels do always behold the face of my Father which is in heaven.

Matthew 18:10

Your wife shall be as a fruitful vine by the sides of your house: your children like olive plants round about your table.

Psalm 128:3

Another blessing given by God, in the form of a fruitful wife who produces many children.

 

 

5 Thoughts on “Children and the Bible

  1. So by your definition above, I’ve not honored or been a blessing to my spouse by providing him many children.
    I’m sorry but that is a bit condeming to someone who tried like hell to have children. I became prgenant with twins, lost one retained one at 8-9 weeks.I was told I was a high risk due to an undiagnosed heart condition, and kidney condition. Even so we had 1 Child born alive. My gift from God. Second pregnancy again lost twin at 12 weeks when I slid down the stairs and hit my back. 2nd child born alive but died 9 hours later. I was told to never get pregnant again. To never attempt to carry another child that I would die.
    We had planned, hoped and prayed for 3-4 children of our own and to adopt 4 more. I ended up mourning every one of them still do. We tried to adopt numerous times only to have the door SLAMMED in our faces. At 30 + years of marriage, I thought I was over people who spout scripture at people like me and heap condemnation on our heads when we have tried everything and cried out constantly to God. I prayed, Begged, pleaded, and screamed. I have 1 child that lived. He served 8 years in harms way in the AirForce. (He asked for those assignments his reasoning was send me I’m not married so I’m not responsible for a spouse and kids. Let a dad stay home and take care of his family) At 28 he has no desire to marry, is not looking, and could personally care less. When asked, he has said when I am ready, I have a solid job, a home, am set I will then marry and have children. Until then I am not looking and I am not seeking. I respect his wishes, but I have given up ever having grandchildren.
    You might want to be careful how you throw scripture around. You might find you are leaving bodies behind. Quite sure that is not of God.
    Don’t take this as an attack, it’s not. I’m glad you feel your blessed and honored for blessing your husband with a number of children. Not all of us who have criedy out, prayed- seeking, begged and pleaded have been so blessed. It is a raw issue with many. It is not a wound that heals easily. Have a care please,

  2. thank you for posting these all together. It is encouraging to see scripture that is very clear that children are a blessing from God. So few people encourage me to see my children that way.

  3. Samantha on December 10, 2013 at 11:38 pm said:

    Thank you for this post. God has been leading me to watch the way I speak about my child. I am a single mother and often find myself describing her as annoying and bothersome. I wanted to have me time instead of dealing with the endless questions and pleading for my attention. Your chosen scriptures are helping me to see that she is God’s creation and worthy of my attention and praise the same way God is patient and loving towards me. She is a blessing and a treasure not a burden. My mindset is evolving. Praise God!

    Lisa, I can feel the hurt in your heart. I pray for complete healing from the pain of disappointment. Children are a blessing from God, but they are not the only form of blessing God bestows upon us. God loves you dearly. Every tear you have shed He has knowledge of. You are not forgotten or rejected; nor could you ever be called anything less than a blessing to your husband (Prov. 18:22).

  4. Beautiful and well written! Thank you!

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