My mother did not go to church very much when I was a teen-ager. She was still young herself. Furthermore, her mother had not taken her to church because her mom had been sick during my mother”s formative years. God healed my grandmother and she spent the remainder of her life serving Him.
My mother worked two jobs at a time when we were growing up and she simply wanted to be able to sleep when she got home…yet, I will proudly exclaim that she was a loving mother who sent us to church. She reinforced biblical principals in her words and actions. She gave us great love…and I am not only Blessed by the experience…but I am also thankful.
She pointed me to salvation…and I’m so grateful!
Please take out some time to reflect on the mothering people that are or were in your life.
I make a special tribute to the many mothers and grandmothers, aunts, friends, sisters, cousins who have so humbly accepted the mothering role without fanfare. So many have left and give legacies of faith, wisdom, confidence and inspiration and I joyfully salute them all!
Mother From Fausset’s Bible Dictionary
Honored in Israel as she is not in the East generally; one superiority of Judaism over other contemporary systems (1Ki_2:19). King Solomon rose up to meet and bowed himself unto Bathsheba, and set her on his right hand (Lev_19:3). Figuratively, a city is mother of the surrounding villages its daughters (Jos_15:45; 2Sa_20:19). Ezekiel (Eze_21:21) uses “mother of the way” for the parting of the way into two roads which branch from it, as from a common parent; however, Havernick, from a Arabic idiom, translated it as “the highway.”
She girds herself with strength, and strengthens herself daily. She perceives that her provision for her family is good: she does not retire early but works diligently to see to the needs of her family, she is not an idle woman. Proverbs 31:17, 18, 27
Favor is deceitful, and beauty is vain: but a woman that fears the Lord, she shall be praised. Proverbs 31:30
Ephesians 6:1-3 ESV Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. (2) “Honor your father and mother” (this is the first commandment with a promise), (3) “that it may go well with you and that you
Proverbs 1:8-9 ESV Hear, my son, your father’s instruction, and forsake not your mother’s teaching, (9) for they are a graceful garland for your head and pendants for your neck.
Proverbs 6:20-22 ESV My son, keep your father’s commandment, and forsake not your mother’s teaching. (21) Bind them on your heart always; tie them around your neck. (22) When you walk, they will lead you; when you lie down, they will watch over you; and when you awake, they will talk with you.
Proverbs 10:1 ESV The proverbs of Solomon. A wise son makes a glad father, but a foolish son is a sorrow to his mother.
Proverbs 15:20 ESV A wise son makes a glad father, but a foolish man despises his mother.
Proverbs 29:15 ESV The rod and reproof give wisdom, but a child left to himself brings shame to his mother.