"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." ............................................................................................... I watched the two documentaries on the Duggar family again last night. They came on the Discovery Channel. And again, I can't find anything critical to say about this family that isn't superficial. I wouldn't dress my little girls that way all of the time, but that is completely irrelevant. They seem like a very good family and a highly functioning, Godly family. But that isn't what I wanted to discuss. I wanted to ask if anyone else had every considered that King Solomon, the author of Psalm 127, probably isn't the best role model for husand-of-the-year nor father-of-the year, (neither was his own father, David). I definitely believe the bible when it says that children are a reward and happy is the man who has a quiver full. But King Solomon had a "quiver full" because he had 300 wives and 700 concubines (or vice versa). And I am sure that he was happy with all of those children, because he didn't have to take care of them as was the culture of the day. :laugh: :laugh: Children are a blessing, a literal gift from the LORD. No matter there gender, their appearance, their personality, or their ability/disability. Children are a blessing. But are we to take this passage literally.....meaning that we use this poetic passage to justify no birth control....just blindly breeding with no regard to being able to take care of what children we already have? I know that some will say that "if God gives them to you, then He will provide". Well, I do believe in the Providence of Almighty God is any and all situations, but isn't just breeding over and over and over for some people similar to "tempting God"? The Duggars seem OK, but is that for everyone? Are the Duggars more obedient to God than those who have fewer children? And what about those like me who have NO children. What have I not done to have been unrewarded as those who literally hold to this verse would assume? I find this attitude similar to those who believe in cheap grace who say, "Well, I can sin if I want to......God's just going to forgive me anyway." It seems that some may mistakenly believe "Well, we'll just won't worry about getting pregnant....God's going to take care of us anyway." I find this attitude of blind breeding a little arrogant. And it really bothers me that some may believe .....and they do, folks,....that those who have more children are more spiritual, more obedient, and closer to the Divine than those who don't. I know that there are quite a few QuiverFull organizations across the United States that teach "the more.....the merrier.......and the more spiritually worthy." I'd be interested in hearing from some other BB members of their commentaries/investigations/insights on Psalm 127. What do you think?