Mother's Day...What the Bible says about Mothers!

My Mother has passed on from this lifetime. While reflecting on her life, what she taught me, how she lived, the faith she showed and so much more, I couldn't help but to go to the word. Mothers really are a BLESSING. While Mother's Day isn't a "Holy" day and is not recognized in the Bible as such, I would like to remind you of how special Mother's truly are. Being a Mother is a gift from God.Being a mother is a very important role that the Lord chooses to give to many women.

What the Bible says....

Mothers are told to love their children in Titus 2:4-5 which says, “Then they can train the younger women to love their husbands and children, to be self-controlled and pure, to be busy at home, to be kind, and to be subject to their husbands, so that no one will malign the word of God.” Isaiah 49:15 says, “Can a mother forget the baby at her breast and have no compassion on the child she has borne?”

Children are a gift from the Lord (Psalm 127:3-5).

In Titus 2:4, The idea that flows out of this word is that of preferring our children, caring for them, nurturing them, affectionately embracing them, meeting their needs, and tenderly befriending each one as unique from the hand of God.

Several things are commanded of both mothers and fathers in the Word:

Availability – morning, noon, and night (Deuteronomy 6:6-7)

Involvement – interacting, discussing, thinking and processing life together (Ephesians 6:4)

Teaching – the Scriptures, a biblical world-view (Psalm 78:5-6, Deuteronomy 4:10, Ephesians 6:4)

Training – helping a child develop skills and discover his strengths (Proverbs 22:6)

Discipline – teaching the fear of the Lord, drawing the line consistently, lovingly, firmly (Ephesians 6:4, Hebrews 12:5-11, Proverbs 13:24, 19:18, 22:15, 23:13-14, 29:15-17)

Nurture – providing an environment of constant verbal support, freedom to fail, acceptance, affection, unconditional love, (Titus 2:4, 2 Timothy 1:7, Ephesians 4:29-32, 5:1-2, Galatians 5:22, 1 Peter 3:8-9)

Modeling with Integrityliving what you say, being a model by which a child can learn by “catching” the essence of Godly living (Deuteronomy 4:9, 15, 23; Proverbs 10:9, 11:3; Psalm 37:18, 37).

The Bible never states that every woman should be a mother. However, it does say that those whom the Lord blesses to be mothers should take the responsibility seriously. Mothers have a unique and crucial role in the lives of their children. Motherhood is not a chore or unpleasant task. Just as a mother bears a child during pregnancy, and just as a mother feeds and cares for a child during infancy, so mothers also play an ongoing role in the lives of their children, teenagers, young adults, and even fully-grown children. While the role of motherhood must change and develop, the love, care, nurture, and encouragement a mother gives should never cease.

What else does the Bible say about Mothers?

Genesis 3:20
Adam named his wife Eve, because she would become the mother of all the living.

Exodus 20:12
"Honor your father and your mother, so that you may live long in the land the LORD your God is giving you.

Leviticus 19:3
"Each of you must respect his mother and father, and you must observe my Sabbaths. I am the LORD your God.

Deuteronomy 5:16
"Honor your father and your mother, as the LORD your God has commanded you, so that you may live long and that it may go well with you in the land the LORD your God is giving you.

2 Kings 4:30
But the child's mother said, "As surely as the LORD lives and as you live, I will not leave you." So he got up and followed her.

Proverbs 10:1
The proverbs of Solomon: A wise son brings joy to his father, but a foolish son grief to his mother.

Isaiah 66:13
As a mother comforts her child, so will I comfort you; and you will be comforted over Jerusalem."

Ezekiel 16:44
"Everyone who quotes proverbs will quote this proverb about you: "Like mother, like daughter."

Luke 1:43
But why am I so favored, that the mother of my Lord should come to me?

Luke 2:51
Then he went down to Nazareth with them and was obedient to them. But his mother treasured all these things in her heart.

John 19:26-27
When Jesus saw his mother there, and the disciple whom he loved standing nearby, he said to his mother, "Dear woman, here is your son," and to the disciple, "Here is your mother." From that time on, this disciple took her into his home.

Mothers in the Bible:

Sarah ~ Isaac's Mother was an older Mother
Jochabed ~ Moses' Mother was a PROTECTIVE Mother
Hannah ~ Samuel's Mother battled infertility
Mary~ Jesus' Mother was the most HONORED Mother


What does your mother mean to you?

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Comment by Evangelist Lessie Andrews on May 5, 2009 at 11:04pm
Happy Mothers Day my Child. Continually to be blessed. Your mother and mine if God allows them to look over the balcany of Heaven are shouting fight on my child!!!. (Soon and very soon we will be a family again.Just a thought) Love Lessie!
Comment by PoemiaDei on May 5, 2009 at 9:11pm
Tarmeque, thanks for allowing the Holy Spirit to guide you into exploring in the Bible these wonderful virtues and vaues of motherhood and sharing them with us. I was very much enlightened on the Biblical perspective of motherhood by the things shared. May God continue bless your motherhood and that of all the mothers on this network.
Comment by John on May 5, 2009 at 4:11pm
My Grandmothers too are gone but never forgotten. I thank my Mother's Mother for grounding her in the Lord and though it was tough on my Mother in passing that on to me, she never gave up and through her prayers and love, I know this is the reason I am home with the Lord today. Much love to all Mothers in Christ Jesus. Thanks for this post Tarmeque
Comment by Pastor C.D. Brown on May 5, 2009 at 3:33pm
Thanks for reminding me how important Mothers are. You are right, even though the Bible has nothing on Mothers Day, we all know the important role that one particular mother played. That was being the mother to Jesus. I truly miss my mother, not a day goes by without me thinking about her. She taught me at a young age that a Mother is a jack of all trades. For those of you that still have your mother, please dont take it for granted. Call her and tell her how much you love and appreciate her. God Bless and Happy Mothers Day.
Comment by T.L. Hawkins on May 5, 2009 at 2:44pm
My Mother and Grandmothers are gone. I still thank God for them. I have women that God has placed in my life, but no one can take the place of a Mother. Especially a Mother who follows the Lord.
Comment by biblelover on May 5, 2009 at 2:41pm
thanks for the word about mother i lost my mother to cancer about 7 years ago i miss her dearly thank God i have a wonderful step-mother whom i also love very much if your mother is still alive thank God every day for her

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