In The Bible: Children

In The Bible: Children

Children are a blessing from God.

Genesis 49:25 – by the God of your father who will help you, by the Almighty who will bless you with blessings of heaven above, blessings of the deep that crouches beneath, blessings of the breasts and of the womb.

Psalm 113:9 – He gives the barren woman a home, making her the joyous mother of children. Praise the LORD!

Psalm 127:3–5 – Behold, children are a heritage from the LORD, the fruit of the womb a reward. Like arrows in the hand of a warrior are the children of one’s youth. Blessed is the man who fills his quiver with them! He shall not be put to shame when he speaks with his enemies in the gate.


God loves and knows children, even before birth.

Psalm 22:10 – On you was I cast from my birth, and from my mother’s womb you have been my God.

Isaiah 49:1 – Listen to me, O coastlands, and give attention, you peoples from afar. The LORD called me from the womb, from the body of my mother he named my name.

Jeremiah 1:5 – “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, and before you were born I consecrated you; I appointed you a prophet to the nations.”


Early training will guide children all through life.

Proverbs 22:6 – Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it.


If you neglect your children for other things, you and they will suffer.

Proverbs 29:15 – The rod and reproof give wisdom, but a child left to himself brings shame to his mother.


You should teach your children God’s Word.

Deuteronomy 6:6–7 – And these words that I command you today shall be on your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise.

Isaiah 38:19b – the father makes known to the children your faithfulness

Joel 1:3 – Tell your children of it, and let your children tell their children, and their children to another generation.

John 21:15 – When they had finished breakfast, Jesus said to Simon Peter, “Simon, son of John, do you love me more than these?” He said to him, “Yes, Lord; you know that I love you.” He said to him, “Feed my lambs.”

2 Timothy 3:15 – and how from childhood you have been acquainted with the sacred writings, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus.


Teach your children to trust in God.

Psalm 22:9 – Yet you are he who took me from the womb; you made me trust you at my mother’s breasts.

Psalm 34:11 – Come, O children, listen to me; I will teach you the fear of the LORD.

Psalm 78:6–7 – that the next generation might know them, the children yet unborn, and arise and tell them to their children, so that they should set their hope in God and not forget the works of God, but keep his commandments.


Lead your children to receive Jesus.

Mark 10:14 – But when Jesus saw it, he was indignant and said to them, “Let the children come to me; do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of God.

John 1:12 – But to all who did receive him, who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God


Only God can teach life’s most important lessons.

Psalm 25:5 – Lead me in your truth and teach me, for you are the God of my salvation; for you I wait all the day long.

Proverbs 8:32–33 – “And now, O sons, listen to me: blessed are those who keep my ways. Hear instruction and be wise, and do not neglect it.”

Isaiah 54:13 – All your children shall be taught by the LORD, and great shall be the peace of your children.

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