Genesis 30:2 And Jacob’s anger was kindled against Rachel: and he said, Am I in God’s stead, who hath withheld from thee the fruit of the womb?
Rachel wants to have children. She has cried out to her husband basically demanding a child. Jacob responds by saying that he is not God.
There is a truth taught in this verse. It is God that gives us children. Children are not simply the result of physical action. Every Christian parent should realize that God gave us our children. They may have come easily and quickly or we may have had to pray a great deal but children, the fruit of the womb, is His reward.
Pray to have children. Pray to raise them for God. Pray that you will be the parent that He wants you to be. Realize that your children don’t really belong to you. They belong to the Lord God of Heaven. Your children are simply on loan.
Jacob knew that it wasn’t him that determined if children were born but God. Do you know that much?