Friday, January 20, 2023


What does the Bible say about the future of children?

Why does JESUS love children so much?

It is heartening to know these things:

2 Samuel 12:22-23

King James Version

22 And he said, 

While the child was yet alive, 

I fasted and wept: 

for I said, 

Who can tell whether God will be gracious to me, 

that the child may live?

23 But now he is dead, 

wherefore should I fast? 

can I bring him back again? 

I shall go to him,

but he shall not return to me.

Psalm 8:2

King James Version

2 Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings 

hast thou ordained strength 

because of thine enemies, 

that thou mightest still the enemy 

and the avenger.

Psalm 127:3

King James Version

3 Lo, children are an heritage of the Lord: 

and the fruit of the womb is his reward.

Psalm 139:16-18

King James Version

16 Thine eyes did see my substance, 

yet being unperfect; 

and in thy book all my members were written, 

which in continuance were fashioned, 

when as yet there was none of them.

17 How precious also are thy thoughts unto me, 

O God! 

how great is the sum of them!

18 If I should count them, 

they are more in number than the sand: 

when I awake, I am still with thee.

Ecclesiastes 11:5

King James Version

5 As thou knowest not what is the way of the spirit, 

nor how the bones do grow 

in the womb of her that is with child: 

even so thou knowest not the works of God 

who maketh all.

Jeremiah 1:5

King James Version

5 Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; 

and before thou camest forth out of the womb 

I sanctified thee, 

and I ordained thee a prophet 

unto the nations.

Matthew 5:5

King James Version

5 Blessed are the meek: 

for they shall inherit the earth.

Matthew 5:8

King James Version

8 Blessed are the pure in heart: 

for they shall see God.

Matthew 5:10

King James Version

10 Blessed are they 

which are persecuted for righteousness' sake: 

for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

Matthew 18:4-5

King James Version

4 Whosoever therefore shall humble himself 

as this little child, 

the same is greatest in the kingdom of heaven.

5 And whoso shall receive 

one such little child in my name 

receiveth me.

Matthew 18:10

King James Version

10 Take heed that ye despise not one of these little ones; 

for I say unto you, 

That in heaven their angels do always behold 

the face of my Father which is in heaven.

Matthew 21:16

King James Version

16 And said unto him, 

Hearest thou what these say?

 And Jesus saith unto them, 

Yea; have ye never read, 

Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings 

thou hast perfected praise?

Mark 10:13-14

King James Version

13 And they brought young children to him, 

that he should touch them: 

and his disciples rebuked those that brought them.

14 But when Jesus saw it, 

he was much displeased, 

and said unto them, 

Suffer the little children to come unto me, 

and forbid them not: 

for of such is the kingdom of God.

Mark 10:15-16

King James Version

15 Verily I say unto you, 

Whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of God 

as a little child, 

he shall not enter therein.

16 And he took them up in his arms, 

put his hands upon them, 

and blessed them.

Luke 18:15-17

King James Version

15 And they brought unto him also infants, 

that he would touch them: 

but when his disciples saw it, 

they rebuked them.

16 But Jesus called them unto him, 

and said, 

Suffer little children to come unto me, 

and forbid them not: 

for of such is the kingdom of God.

17 Verily I say unto you, 

Whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of God 

as a little child 

shall in no wise enter therein.

Ephesians 2:10

King James Version

10 For we are his workmanship, 

created in Christ Jesus unto good works, 

which God hath before ordained 

that we should walk in them.

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