For most families, finances are a concern at some point in their lives. Since our modern society has come to believe children are a drain on our finances and cost us far more than they are worth, we believe having more of these little parasites will only lead to financial ruin.
This directly goes against what the Bible says about children. Children are called a blessing in the Bible. We like to tell ourselves that was in an agrarian society and no longer applies to us, but that would suggest God’s Word isn’t the same yesterday, today, and tomorrow. You cannot pick through the Bible that way. You must believe what it says about everything…including what it says about children.
So, IF we believe children are a blessing, we have to believe having more would lead to more blessings in some way, shape, or form.
Does that mean having more children will mean more financial blessings? Not necessarily.
God loves your children more than you do, and He will provide for you and them. However, He may not OVER-provide. I’m not about to preach prosperity gospel to you and suggest that the type of blessing God is talking about when He speaks of children will be a financial blessing. But, I will tell you with the birth of each and every child has come the ability to pay for the new addition to our family.
So, how do we afford all these kids?
That’s a big question, and one I don’t think I can answer in one post. So, I’m going to need to break this question up into several pieces, and since the most asked question about affording kids is how to feed them, I’ll start there! Come back tomorrow for more on that!