“Then God blessed them, and God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply; fill the earth and subdue it; have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over every living thing that moves on the earth” (Genesis 1:28).
“Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be long upon the land which the Lord your God is giving you” (Exodus 20:12).
“You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, when you walk by the way, when you lie down, and when you rise up” (Deuteronomy 6:7).
“He grants the barren woman a home, like a joyful mother of children” (Psalm 113:9).
“Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord, the fruit of the womb is a reward. Like arrows in the hand of a warrior, so are the children of one’s youth. Happy is the man who has his quiver full of them; they shall not be ashamed, but shall speak with their enemies in the gate” (Psalm 127:3-5).
“My son, hear the instruction of your father, and do not forsake the law of your mother; for they will be a graceful ornament on your head, and chains about your neck” (Proverbs 1:8-9).
“He who spares his rod hates his son, but he who loves him disciplines him promptly” (Proverbs 13:24).
“Children’s children are the crown of old men, and the glory of children is their father” (Proverbs 17:6).
“Even a child is known by his deeds, whether what he does is pure and right” (Proverbs 20:11).
“Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it” (Proverbs 22:6).
“The rod and rebuke give wisdom, but a child left to himself brings shame to his mother” (Proverbs 29:15).
“All your children shall be taught by the Lord, and great shall be the peace of your children” (Isaiah 54:13).
“Take heed that you do not despise one of these little ones, for I say to you that in heaven their angels always see the face of My Father who is in heaven” (Matthew 18:10).
“But Jesus said, “Let the little children come to Me, and do not forbid them; for of such is the kingdom of heaven” (Matthew 19:14).
“Then they brought little children to Him, that He might touch them; but the disciples rebuked those who brought them. But when Jesus saw it, He was greatly displeased and said to them, “Let the little children come to Me, and do not forbid them; for of such is the kingdom of God. Assuredly, I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God as a little child will by no means enter it.” And He took them up in His arms, laid His hands on them, and blessed them” (Mark 10:13-16).
“A woman, when she is in labor, has sorrow because her hour has come; but as soon as she has given birth to the child, she no longer remembers the anguish, for joy that a human being has been born into the world” (John 16:21).
“Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. “Honor your father and mother,” which is the first commandment with promise: “that it may be well with you and you may live long on the earth.” And you, fathers, do not provoke your children to wrath, but bring them up in the training and admonition of the Lord” (Ephesians 6:1-4).
“Children, obey your parents in all things, for this is well pleasing to the Lord” (Colossians 3:20).
In His service,