This week’s Devotional Topic

MOTHER’S DAY

While we think about honoring mothers one of the most well-known passages of scripture describes the Virtuous Woman and is found in…

Proverbs 31:10-31   An excellent wife who can find? She is far more precious than jewels. The heart of her husband trusts in her, and he will have no lack of gain. She does him good, and not harm, all the days of her life. She seeks wool and flax, and works with willing hands. She is like the ships of the merchant; she brings her food from afar. She rises while it is yet night and provides food for her household and portions for her maidens. She considers a field and buys it; with the fruit of her hands she plants a vineyard. She dresses herself with strength and makes her arms strong.

she perceives that her merchandise is profitable. Her lamp does not go out at night. She puts her hands to the distaff, and her hands hold the spindle. She opens her hand to the poor and reaches out her hands to the needy. She is not afraid of snow for her household, for all her household are clothed in scarlet. She makes bed coverings for herself; her clothing is fine linen and purple. Her husband is known in the gates when he sits among the elders of the land. She makes linen garments and sells them; she delivers sashes to the merchant. Strength and dignity are her clothing, and she laughs at the time to come. She opens her mouth with wisdom, and the teaching of kindness is on her tongue. She looks well to the ways of her household and does not eat the bread of idleness. Her children rise up and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her: “Many women have done excellently, but you surpass them all.” Charm is deceitful, and beauty is vain, but a woman who fears the LORD is to be praised. Give her of the fruit of her hands, and let her works praise her in the gates.

Noteworthy Mothers in scripture include:

Eve: the first woman, first wife and the first mother. She was beguiled by Satan to disobey God. That event  has served as a reminder, a warning for us to flee temptation.

Elizabeth: we find the short but important story about Elizabeth in the first chapter of Luke. She had never had a child and was long past child-bearing years. By the grace of God, she bore a son. John the Baptist, the prophet who foretold the coming of the Messiah, Jesus Christ.

Mary of Nazareth: the mother of Jesus is found in all four gospels. Among other godly traits, we see her as obedient and a woman of faith.

We have the privilege to honor our Mothers and that is commanded and promoted as a good thing…

Ephesians 6:2  Honour thy father and mother; (which is the first commandment with promise;)

Heavenly Father we pray a special blessing this and every day for the women put in the position as mothers. And not just those who have carried a child in their womb but ALL women who are serving in the role as “Mother”. Continue to meet all their needs according to your riches in glory by Christ Jesus. And give them wisdom they need, a discerning spirit and strength to do good so that others may see their good deeds and glorify God.

This week’s Scripture:

Proverbs 31:10-31; II Corinthians 11:2,3; Luke 1:34-38; John 19:25-27; Ephesians 6:2 and Matthew 5:15,16

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