If Not for Godly Mothers

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There are a lot of things in life that we might be able to do without, but the benefits of godly mothers are not one of them! Can anyone imagine what this world would be like if it were not for them? We would miss:

The Teaching of Eunice. Timothy’s mother, along with his grandmother Lois, were said by the apostle Paul to have a sincere faith living in them, which they handed down to the young evangelist (2 Timothy 1:5), evidently teaching him the scriptures at an early age (2 Tim. 3:15). 

The Reliability of Hannah. This godly woman desired a son, and promised that if God would grant her request, she would dedicate him to the Lord’s service (1 Sam. 1:11). Being a promise-keeping woman, Hannah did exactly as she said she would (1 Sam. 27-28). 

The Morality of King Lemuel’s Mother. This royal’s mother encouraged him toward right living in the areas of intoxicating drink, sexual immorality, and protecting the poor (Proverbs 31:1-10). 

The Industriousness of the Proverbs 31 Woman. Because of her willingness to work and her ingenuity and business acumen, this woman’s children would “rise up and call her blessed” (Prov. 31:28). 

The Humility of Mary. When Mary was told by the angel Gabriel that she would give birth to the Messiah, her response was, “Behold the maidservant of the Lord! Let it be to me according to your word” (Luke 1:38a). This indicated her submission to God and her willingness to humbly work in the role God planned for her. 

How we need godly mothers in our world today! Children need teachers of good things, reliability, morality, industriousness, and humility, and righteous mothers can be great examples of these things. Thank your godly mother today!

Matt Clifton
Judsonia church of Christ
Judsonia, AR

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