I think of moms as nurturing, giving, loving unconditionally, and protectors who make many sacrifices for their children. However, the most impactful mother is a godly mother. What sticks with us the most is the values, and wisdom, demonstrating the character of Jesus. It is the best kind of love a mother could give. My mom love Proverbs 31, which demonstrates the character of a godly mother.
King Lemuel’s mother gave her son godly wisdom like godly mothers do because they want the best for their children. God is the same way. He wants the best for us; God sent His Son Jesus.
Proverbs 1:9-10 Easy Read Version: These are the wise sayings that King Lemuel’s mother taught him:2 I prayed for a son, and you are the son I gave birth to. 3 Don’t waste your strength on women. Women destroy kings, so don’t waste yourself on them. 4 Lemuel, it is not wise for kings to drink wine. It is not wise for rulers to want beer. 5 They may drink too much and forget what the law says. Then they might take away the rights of the poor. 6 Give beer to people without hope. Give wine to those who are in trouble. 7 Let them drink to forget their troubles. Let them forget they are poor.8 Speak up for people who cannot speak for themselves. Help people who are in trouble. 9 Stand up for what you know is right, and judge all people fairly. Protect the rights of the poor and those who need help.
A godly virtuous mother starts early to take care of the home. Proverbs 31:15 : 5 She wakes up early in the morning,
cooks food for her family, and gives the servants their share.
A godly mother speaks truth and wisdom and does it in love. Proverbs 31:26 Amplified: She opens her mouth in [skillful and godly] wisdom, And the teaching of kindness is on her tongue [giving counsel and instruction].
A godly mother is not idle. Proverbs 31: 27 Amplified: She looks well to how things go in her household,
And does not eat the bread of idleness.
A godly mother is praised and people notice them for their godly character, not just what’s on the outside. Proverbs 31:28-31:28 Her children rise up and call her blessed (happy, prosperous, to be admired);Her husband also, and he praises her, saying,29 “Many daughters have done nobly, and well [with the strength of character that is steadfast in goodness],[f]But you excel them all.”30 Charm and grace are deceptive, and [superficial] beauty is vain, But a woman who fears the Lord [reverently worshiping, obeying, serving, and trusting Him with awe-filled respect], she shall be praised.31 Give her of the product of her hands, And let her own works praise her in the gates [of the city].
A loving, godly mom is as good as they come!
Prayer: God, thank you for showing me how to be a godly mom. I speak the truth with love and kindness. I am about kingdom business . I let your work in me speak for me that many see the God in me. I let my inner beauty show more than my outer beauty because it is eternal. I grow higher in my walk with you God. In Jesus name! Amen!