Sometimes these verses are used to pressure people to have children. But this is not the only way to read these verses! We ought to remember that the Bible, on the whole, is God’s story. Therefore, these verses can be read as being about God’s happiness because God has many children.

No matter our personal station in life, be it single, or in a committed relationship, or married, or widowed, or childless or with numerous great-grandchildren: our Lord God has claimed us as his own children. This is a gift of God’s pure love.

God continue to be with you!
Yours in Christ, Pastor Paul+