Mother's Day is Sunday, May 8, and is the perfect time to let your mother, wife, or grandmother know how just how much you love and appreciate her.
The Bible has a great deal to say about the special of role mothers and the unique bond they have with their children. For example, Proverbs 29:15 reads, "The rod and reproof give wisdom, but a child left to himself brings shame to his mother."
The Bible also talks about how children are to honor and respect their mothers: "Hear, my son, your father's instruction, and do not forsake your mother's teaching; indeed, they are a graceful wreath to your head, and ornaments about your neck" (Proverbs 1:8).
As Christians, let's honor and treasure the influence our mothers have had in raising us in the fear of the Lord, and thank them for loving and cherishing us - even when we don't deserve it.
One way to bless your loving mom or godly wife this Mother's Day is to share one of these ten Bible verses with her.
I thank my God every time I remember you.
You created every part of me; you put me together in my mother's womb. I praise you because you are to be feared; all you do is strange and wonderful. I know it with all my heart. When my bones were being formed, carefully put together in my mother's womb, when I was growing there in secret, you knew that I was there-you saw me before I was born.
A gracious woman gains respect, but ruthless men gain only wealth.
As a mother comforts her child, so will I comfort you; and you will be comforted over Jerusalem.
He who finds a wife finds a good thing and obtains favor from the LORD.
The wise woman builds her house, but with her own hands the foolish one tears hers down
Listen to your father, who gave you life, and do not despise your mother when she is old. Buy the truth and do not sell it- wisdom, instruction and insight as well. The father of a righteous child has great joy; a man who fathers a wise son rejoices in him. May your father and mother rejoice; may she who gave you birth be joyful!
Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. "Honor your father and mother"-which is the first commandment with a promise- "so that it may go well with you and that you may enjoy long life on the earth.
Likewise, teach the older women to be reverent in the way they live, not to be slanderers or addicted to much wine, but to teach what is good. Then they can urge 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.
Proverbs 31:10-12 and 25-31
A wife of noble character who can find?
She is worth far more than rubies.
Her husband has full confidence in her
and lacks nothing of value.
She brings him good, not harm,
all the days of her life.
She is clothed with strength and dignity;
she can laugh at the days to come.
She speaks with wisdom,
and faithful instruction is on her tongue.
She watches over the affairs of her household
and does not eat the bread of idleness.
Her children arise and call her blessed;
her husband also, and he praises her:
"Many women do noble things,
but you surpass them all."
Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting;
but a woman who fears the LORD is to be praised.
Give her the reward she has earned,
and let her works bring her praise at the city gate.