The Value of a Godly Mother
Her children stand and bless her. Her husband praises her: “There are many virtuous and capable women in the world, but you surpass them all!” Charm is deceptive, and beauty does not last; but a woman who fears the LORD will be greatly praised. Reward her for all she has done. Let her deeds publicly declare her praise.––Proverbs 31:28–31
Think of the things we’ve learned from Mom over the years. For instance, our mothers taught us about anticipation when they said to us, “Just wait until your father gets home!” Our moms taught us about logic when they said, “Because I said so. That’s why.” Moms also taught us about prayer when they said, “You better pray this will come out of the carpet.”
Seriously though, mothers play such a vital role in our society. Mothers not only impact their children—they impact their grandchildren and maybe their great-grandchildren. Some impact generations even after they are in heaven because of the truths they passed on.
Paul wrote about the impact Timothy’s mother and grandmother had on his life. In 2 Timothy 1:5, he said, “I remember your genuine faith, for you share the faith that first filled your grandmother Lois and your mother, Eunice. And I know that same faith continues strong in you.” It shows us the importance of a godly heritage.
Sometimes as moms you might feel like you didn’t do your job all that well. In fact, you may have young children today and they’re . . . a project. They are a work in progress. Just understand, you need to keep praying and never give up because your impact is greater than you may realize.
Our first president, George Washington, said, “The greatest teacher I ever had was my mother.” And President Ronald Reagan said, “From my mother I learned the value of prayer, how to have dreams and believe I could make them come true.”
If you have been a godly mother and you have done your part to raise your children in the way of the Lord, you are a treasure and a blessing. Your value is “above rubies,” as Scripture would say.
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