Children: Gift of God

There is an acronym DINK that has become popular in the recent past: Double Income No Kids.
Wrong priorities: Some youngsters marry but decide to have no kids, to focus on enjoying life, see the places, career, or wealth creation. Though they have a double income and are wealthier than many others, they choose not to have kids. God created Adam and Eve and commanded them to be fruitful and fill the earth. (Genesis 1:28) God could have filled the earth with anything, but chose to have a human couple alongside to participate in the creation process.
Selfishness: The woman refuses to bear children stating that she is not a child-making machine. The man states that he cannot be responsible for the provision and protection of a child. In fact, children are God’s gifts, they refuse God’s gracious gift. (Psalm 127:3)
No excuse: The descendants of Jacob were fruitful and multiplied to become a nation when they were slaves in Egypt. They did not think only when they get freedom, they will have children. Even the law that expected a male child to be thrown in the Nile did not prevent Israel from having children. Amram and Jochebed, the couple who had already had two children (Miriam and Aaron) decided to have one more child Moses. (Exodus 6:20) Slavery and death threat Pharaoh did not stop them from giving birth to Moses, who became a great servant of the Lord.
Genius born: A man had syphilis, his wife had tuberculosis, already the couple had four children, one child died and three were ill. Should they have another child? Should they abort the child? They chose to have a child. The child was Ludwig van Beethoven, the most admired and greatest composer in the history of Western music.
Lack of natural love: Paul warns that in the last days, people would be lovers of self, without natural affection, love, or concern for others. (II Timothy 3) Hence, the old women in the church need to teach the young women about family. (Titus 2:4-5)
Do I consider children as a precious gift from God?