“Except the LORD build the house, they labor in vain that build it: except the LORD keep the city, the watchman waketh in vain.
It is vain for you to rise up early, to sit up late, to eat the bread of sorrows: for so He giveth His beloved sleep.
Lo, children are an heritage of the LORD: and the fruit of the womb is His reward. As arrows in the hand of a mighty man; so children of the youth. Happy is the man that hath his quiver full of them: they shall not be ashamed, but they shall speak with the enemies in the gate.” Psalm 127:1-5 (KJB)
REFERENCES: Genesis 3:17; 33:5; Joshua 24:3; Job 5:4; 1 Corinthians 3:9-15; Ephesians 5:15 – 6:9