God’s Will Concerning Children

And Adam knew Eve as his wife, and she became pregnant and bore Cain, and said, I have gotten and gained a man with the help of the Lord. (Gen 4:1)

..and God blessed them, and said to them, Be fruitful, multiply, and fill the earth and subdue it.. (Gen 1:28)

..and God pronounced a blessing upon Noah and his sons and said to them, Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth. And you, be fruitful and multiply; bring forth abundantly on the earth and multiply on it.
(Gen 9:1,7)

..He made her able to bear children.. (Gen 29:31)

Esau looked up and saw the women and the children, and said, Who are these with you? And Jacob replied, They are the children whom God has graciously given your servant. (Gen 33:5)

..Behold, I will make you fruitful and multiply you, and I will make of you a multitude of people.. (Gen 48:4)

By the God of your father Who will help you, and by the Almighty Who will bless you with blessings of the heavens above, blessings lying in the deep beneath, blessings of the breasts and of the womb. (Gen 49:25)

And if you hearken to these precepts and keep and do them, the Lord your God will keep with you the covenant and the steadfast love which He swore to your fathers; And He will love you and bless you … He will make you fertile .. (Deut 7:12,13)

You shall be blessed above all peoples; there shall not be male or female barren among you or among your cattle. (Deut 7:14)

These are the blessings that will come upon you: …many children… (Deut 28:4)

The Lord will give you an abundance of good things in the land, just as he promised: many children…. (Deut 28:11)

If you return to the Lord and obey all the commandments that I command you today….The Lord your God will prosper everything you do and give you many children…(Deut 30:9)

Upon You have I leaned and relied from birth; You are He Who took me from my mother’s womb and have been my benefactor from that day. My praise is continually of You. (Psalms 71:6)

The Lord has been mindful of us; He will bless us…He will bless those who reverently and worshipfully fear the Lord, both small and great. The Lord will increase you more and more, you and your children. (Psalms 115:12,13,14)

Lo, children are a heritage from the Lord, the fruit of the womb a reward. As arrows are in the hand of a warrior, so are the children of one’s youth. Happy, blessed, and fortunate is the man whose quiver is full of them! (about 7 or 8) (Psalms 127:3-5)

Blessed is every one who fears, reveres and worships the Lord; who walks in His ways and lives according to His commandments. For you shall eat the fruit of the labor of your hands; happy, blessed, fortunate, shall you be, and it shall be well with you. Your wife shall be as a fruitful vine in the innermost parts of your house; your children like olive plants round about your table. Behold, thus shall the man be blessed who reverently and worshipfully fears the Lord. (Psalms 128:1-4)

So in the course of time Hannah conceived and gave birth to a son. She named him Samuel, saying, “Because I asked the Lord for him.” (1 Samuel 1:20)

“For this boy I prayed, and the Lord has given me my petition which I have asked of Him. (1 Samuel 1:27)

Healthy Pregnancy and Baby

You shall serve the Lord your God;..None shall lose her young by miscarriage or be barren in your land; I will fulfill the number of your days. (Exodus 23:25,26)

For you did form my inward parts, You did knit me together in my mother’s womb. I will confess and praise You, for You are fearfully wonderful, and for the awful wonder of my birth! Wonderful are Your works, and that my inner self knows right well. My frame was not hidden from You, when I was being formed in secret and intricately and curiously wrought (as if embroidered with various colors) in the depths of the earth. Your eyes saw my unformed substance, and in Your book all the days of my life were written, before ever they took shape, when as yet there was none of them. (Psalms 139:13-16)

As you know not what is the way of the wind or how the spirit comes to the bones in the womb of a pregnant woman, even so you know not the work of God Who does all. (Ecclesiastes 11:5)

..the Lord has called me from the womb, from the body of my mother He has named me. (Isaiah 49:1)

Before I formed you in womb I knew and approved of you [as My chosen instrument], and before you were born I separated and set you apart, consecrating you… (Jeremiah 1:5)

…being confident of this, that He who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus. (Philipians 1:6)

Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting of shadows. (James 1:17)

Behold, I am the Lord, the God of all flesh; is there anything too hard for Me? (Jeremiah 32:27)

Delight yourself also in the Lord, and He will give the desires and secret petitions of your heart. Commit your way to the Lord- roll and repose [each care of] your load on Him; trust (lean on, rely on and be confident) also in Him, and He will bring it to pass. (Psalms 37:4,5)

For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith. Therefore I say unto you, What things soever you desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them. (Mark 11:23,24)

Godly Labor and Delivery

The midwives answered Pharaoh, Because the Hebrew women are not like the Egyptian women; they are vigorous and quickly delivered; their babies are born before the midwife comes to them. (Exodus 1:19-20)

For He will His angels especial charge over you, to accompany and defend and preserve you in all your ways of obedience and service. (Psalms 91:11)

Before she goes into labor, she gives birth; before the pains come upon her, she delivers a son. (Isaiah 66:7)

Yet no sooner is Zion in labor than she gives birth to her children. (Isaiah 66:8)

“Do I bring to the moment of birth and not give delivery?” says the Lord. “Do I close up the womb when I bring to delivery?” says your God. (Isaiah 66:9)

Surely He has borne our griefs- sickness, weakness, and distress- and carried our sorrows and pain. (Isaiah 53:4)

Christ redeemed us from the curse of the law, for it is written: “Cursed is everyone who is hung on a tree.” He redeemed us in order that the blessing given to Abraham might come to the Gentiles through Christ Jesus, so that by faith we might receive the promise of the Spirit. (Galatians 3:13,14)

For God did not give us a spirit of fear, but a spirit of power, and of love, and of a sound mind. (2 Timothy 1:7)