An Idea Borrowed

Years ago on a radio program someone shared that they read a chapter in Proverbs every day. Since there are 31 chapters and the longest month has 31 days it allows you to read through Proverbs on a regular basis. I use it as the launch pad for my personal worship time and branch out from there. On this blog I will try to share some of the insights I have in the Word. I will try to organize them in the archive by reference.

Monday, March 30, 2015

A Full Quiver

(Proverbs 30:16 KJV)  The grave; and the barren womb; the earth that is not filled with water; and the fire that saith not, It is enough.

Children are a blessing.  That is clear throughout scripture.  One of the clearest statements is in Psalms.
(Psalms 127:4-5 KJV)  As arrows are in the hand of a mighty man; so are children of the youth.  Happy is the man that hath his quiver full of them: they shall not be ashamed, but they shall speak with the enemies in the gate.
This goes against our family planning, two child mentality.  The only place where the benefit of children is in doubt is in the last days.  Jesus spoke about this.
(Luke 23:29 KJV)  For, behold, the days are coming, in the which they shall say, Blessed are the barren, and the wombs that never bare, and the paps which never gave suck.
I think the point Solomon is making is that the “barren” (6115) “womb” (7358) is not a desirable condition.  The married couple that has no children will always be reflecting the previous verse that says, “not enough.” 

So?  You may be unmarried.  You may be childless for reasons beyond your control.  There may be other issues.  But there is something about life that says we are the losers if we do not have children.  If you are choosing that condition because you want to advance your career or some other self-centered motivation, you lose.

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