Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Honoring Mothers

Honor your father and mother that you may live a long time in the land.  (Exodus 20:12 NLT)

   Why does God command us to love our mothers?

   In God's eyes--and in a small child's---a mother reveals the true nature of God.  During the growing up years, mother acts as the child's sole provider, teacher, and protector.  Whatever the difficulty, the child flees to the safety of his/her mother's arms.

   Honoring mothers is not a duty, it is a command.  God requires parents to nourish, defend, support, and instruct the children placed in their care.  In like manner, the children should support their parents in their times of weakness and old age.

   Do you have a mother's heart?  How much are you willing to sacrifice for a child in your care?  God honors mothers who have this kind of love and dedication for their offspring.  No sacrifice is too great, no pain too severe, and no service too small to give to a loving child.

Thought for the Day: Godly mothers are worth their weight in gold.

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