Children Are A Heritage From The Lord.

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Children are a heritage from the LORD, offspring a reward from him. Like arrows in the hands of a warrior are children born in one’s youth. Blessed is the man whose quiver is full of them. They will not be put to shame when they contend with their opponents in court” (Psalm 127:3-5); “Then Esau looked up and saw the women and children. “Who are these with you?” he asked. Jacob answered, “They are the children God has graciously given your servant” (Genesis 33-5); “Through the praise of children and infants you have established a stronghold against your enemies, to silence the foe and the avenger” (Psalm 8:2). 

Children are a heritage from the Lord. It is good to have children, people. If you are married thinking about having a kid, pray about it. If you believe that God wants you to have a kid, don’t delay the call. Having your own kid is a joy that can’t be described unless you have and/or raise your own. God is pretty clear about the benefits of having kids. We are to focus on them:  “a stronghold against your enemies,” “silence the foe and the avenger.” There will be challenges, too many of them but it is worth it. In the end, a child makes you quickly realize that life isn’t about you — that life is about others. What an important lesson for all of us to learn. Parenthood is a gift from God, that’s for sure.

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  1. That said, it’s not a rule: “Thou must have children …” God knows that there are seven billion or so people on the face of the earth and it’s totally okay if you don’t want to be one that multiplies. It’s no sin to not have kids.

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      1. But it’s not a curse to not have them. In a Christianity famous for the quiver-full movement, the more kids the better, it can leave infertile women feeling as if God hates them.

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      2. Correct, it isn’t a curse to not have kids. Scripture does supports the idea that kids are a blessing from God, though. God loves us all and blesses the believers many times. Kids aren’t the only way God blesses us. Kids are one way…

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      3. But you’re not really missing out either. Jesus didn’t have biological children, Paul didn’t have biological children. You never meet the apostles’ families, just the ones that figure into a story.
        In fact, Paul praised singles because there was so much more they could do for the Lord precisely because they didn’t have spouses and children distracting them from God.

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