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I want to recommend my message from years ago on “The Ministry of Motherhood” which can be read on
I list here some of the significant verses concerning mothers. 

Prov.  31:28 “Her children arise up, and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praiseth her.”
Prov.1:8 “My son, hear the instruction of thy father, and forsake not the law of thy mother:”
Prov. 4:3 “For I was my father's son, tender and only beloved in the sight of my mother.”
Prov. 6:20  “My son, keep thy father's commandment, and forsake not the law of thy mother:”
Prov. 10:1 “The proverbs of Solomon. A wise son maketh a glad father: but a foolish son is the heaviness of his mother.”
Prov. 15:20  “A wise son maketh a glad father: but a foolish man despiseth his mother.”
Prov. 19:26  “He that wasteth his father, and chaseth away his mother, is a son that causeth shame, and bringeth reproach.”
Prov. 20:20  “Whoso curseth his father or his mother, his lamp shall be put out in obscure darkness.”
Prov. 23:22 “Hearken unto thy father that begat thee, and despise not thy mother when she is old.”
Prov. 23:25 “Thy father and thy mother shall be glad, and she that bare thee shall rejoice.”
Prov. 28:24  “Whoso robbeth his father or his mother, and saith, It is no transgression; the same is the companion of a destroyer.”
Prov. 29:15  “The rod and reproof give wisdom: but a child left to himself bringeth his mother to shame.”
Prov. 30:11 “There is a generation that curseth their father, and doth not bless their mother.”
Prov. 30:17 “The eye that mocketh at his father, and despiseth to obey his mother, the ravens of the valley shall pick it out, and the young eagles shall eat it.”

Psm. 113:9 “He maketh the barren woman to keep house, and to be a joyful mother of children. Praise ye the LORD.”
Isa.  66:13 “As one whom his mother comforteth, so will I comfort you; and ye shall be comforted in Jerusalem.”

Psm. 35:14 “I behaved myself as though he had been my friend or brother: I bowed down heavily, as one that mourneth for his mother.”

Matt. 15:4 “For God commanded, saying, Honour thy father and mother: and, He that curseth father or mother, let him die the death.”

Matt. 15:4 “For God commanded, saying, Honour thy father and mother: and, He that curseth father or mother, let him die the death.”

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

2 Tim. 1:5 “When I call to remembrance the unfeigned faith that is in thee, which dwelt first in thy grandmother Lois, and thy mother Eunice; and I am persuaded that in thee also.”

It is obvious from these verses that it is normal for mothers to be deeply hurt by the actions and attitudes of their children. 

I have often said that “The mother is the heart of the home, and the father is the head of the home.” Usually, the mother is the tender one and the father is the tough one.  A good example in the Bible is seen in
2 Kings 4:19. “And he said unto his father, My head, my head. And he said to a lad, Carry him to his mother.”  This young son had a physical problem, life threatening, and the father sent him to his mother, seemingly unconcerned. The son died and she then in turn took him up to the room she had prepared for the Prophet Elisha, then sent to the father asking for one of the young men in the field to take her to the man of God. The father asked nothing about the son’s condition and even questioned why she would go at that time in verse 23. She simply said, “It shall be well.” She ran and got the prophet and the son was healed and we never hear from the father again.

My mother died in 1953 at the age of 36, when I was 10 years old.   Since my dad was a drunkard, my two sisters and I were raised by our grandmother, uncle and aunt. This is why I have a hard time seeing a mother abused or misused and disrespected to this day.

Your mother might not have been a good mother.  She might not have been like other mothers you have know, however, the promise of God to sons and daughters is not based upon the qualities of the mother, but on the honor we give her as children.

If your mother is alive, why not call or go see and be a blessing to her while you can. It might even help her to be a better mother. 

God bless all you mothers!


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