1 Chronicles 28:5 (KJV)
And of all my sons, (for the LORD hath given me many sons,) he hath chosen Solomon my son to sit upon the throne of the kingdom of the LORD over Israel.
David had a challenged family situation. Having many wives, he had sons and daughters aplenty. These children were unruly, had little regard for one another. They were:
- Treacherous and
Yet David’s testimony is that the Lord had given him every one of them.
We might perform as better parents if we viewed every one of our children as being a gift from God.
My concern in this writing has to with the modern practice of aborting children who, for whatever reason, are unwanted:
- Perhaps it was conceived in promiscuity
- Perhaps the young mother and father see the baby as hindering their opportunities for life in the future
Very common among arguments in favor of abortion is that the baby may be terminated if it was conceived from a rape or other wicked act. Another permissible abortion scenario (of course the most modern view is that abortion is permissible for any reason and at any time the mother may choose) is if the baby will be born handicapped. My point is that David viewed all of his children as being given by God.
So should we.
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1 Chronicles 28:5 Children Given of God
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