A mother is a gift from God. She never stops nurturing her children. The values we develop probably came from mom. She is worthy of honor.
Mothers who fear Yahweh are the rarest of treasures. They seek God’s face. As prayer-warriors and holy women, they are a model of obedience, fortitude and love, humbly submitting to the Almighty.
In Proverbs, King Lemuel quoted sayings he learned as a young man. Divine wisdom, such as the following, was uttered from his mother’s lips:
“O my son, O son of my womb, O son of my vows, do not spend your strength on women, your vigor on those who ruin kings… Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves, for the rights of all who are destitute. Speak up and judge fairly, defend the rights of the poor and needy.” (Proverbs 31: 2-3, 8-9 NIV)
A godly woman emulates Mary, mother of our Lord Jesus and God’s maid-servant. Her type is always blessed because they believe what is prophesied will be accomplished. (cf: Luke 1:38-45)
Many women do noble things but the woman who follows the Savior surpasses them all.
“Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised. Give her the reward she has earned, and let her works bring her praise at the city gate.” (Proverbs 31:30-31 NIV)
Respecting and loving mother means listening to God and obeying every word–no matter what the cost!- EJ