Notes: Children as Gifts
Jeremiah 1:5 – God knows each before they are even formed in the womb.
Ephesians 2:1 – Our lives, actions, works, have been prepared for us beforehand by God Himself.
Psalm 95:6 – worship, bowdown, kneel before the Lord, our Maker.
Jeremiah 29:6 – Marry and have sons and daughters; take wives for your sons, and give your daughters in marriage, that they may bear sons and daughters; multiply there, and do not decrease.
Jeremiah 29:11 – God has plan for your future and hope
Jeremiah 31:17 – Hope for the future, children
Ruth 4:13b – The Lord gives conception.
1 Peter 3:12 – God hears our prayers
Psalm 127:3-5 – children are a heritage from the LORD, the fruit of the womb a reward.
Martin Luther comments on this verse, “Genesis 9:1 leads us to believe that children are a gift of God and come solely through the blessing of God, just as Psalm 127:3 shows. The heathen, who have not been instructed by the Word of God, believe that the propagation of the human race happens partly by nature, partly by accident, especially since those who are regarded as most suited for procreation often fail to have children. Therefore the heathen do not thank God for this gift, nor do they receive their children as the gift of God.”
Genesis 33:5 – God graciously gives children
Deuteronomy 7:13 – Blessings through children
Genesis 49:25 – Blessing on the fruit of the womb.
Deuteronomy 28:4 / 30:9 – Blessing on the fruit of the womb.
Matthew 7:9-11 – God gives good gifts.
James 1:17 – Good/Perfect gifts are from God.
James 4:15-17 – Pursue the Lords will, know “the right thing” and do it.
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