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Psalm 127:3 - Children are a gift of the LORD

NIV Sons are a heritage from the LORD,
children a reward from him.
KJV Lo, children are an heritage of the LORD: and the fruit of the womb is his reward.
NASB Behold, children are a gift of the LORD,
The fruit of the womb is a reward.
Psalm 127:3


Psalm 127:3 tells us that "children are a heritage," meaning they belong to God. He has a destiny and purpose for each of them (Rom. 8:28). Therefore, the privilege of motherhood rests not just in the bearing of children. The true privilege comes from being entrusted with the faithful stewardship of the life-gifts of God, who will one day act as His agents, both now and through eternity (Rev. 5:10; 22:5).

Hayford, J. W., & Parrish, M. W. (1997, c1994). Biblical ministries through women : God's daughters and God's work. C1994 by Jack W. Hayford. Spirit-Filled Life Kingdom Dynamics Study Guides. Nashville: Thomas Nelson.

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