Mothers are SPECIAL GIFTS - from the Most High God!
I recall some years ago .. hearing someone preach a sermon about being a real man .. and saying ..
"The Greatest Thing a Man can do for his children is love their mother."
Psalm 139:13 .. says it this way - 13 You created the deepest parts of my being.
You put me together inside my mother’s body.
and then The First Promise God made about "mothers" .. in Exodus 20:12 .. 12 “Honor your father and mother. Then you will live a long time in the land the Lord your God is giving you.
In honor of the day we celebrate as MOTHERS DAY .. I offer my rendition of Proverbs 31:10-30 ..
The Noble Wife ( a Godly Mother ) ..
10 Who can find a noble wife? ( or mother ) .. She is worth far more than rubies.
11 Her husband trusts her completely. She gives him all the important things he needs.
12 She brings him good, not harm, all the days of her life.
13 She chooses wool and flax. She loves to work with her hands.
14 She is like the ships of traders. She brings her food from far away.
15 She gets up while it is still dark. She provides food for her family.
She also gives some to her female servants.
16 She considers a field and buys it. She uses some of the money she earns to plant a vineyard.
17 She gets ready to work hard. Her arms are strong.
18 She sees that her trading earns a lot of money. Her lamp doesn’t go out at night.
19 With one hand she holds the wool. With the other she spins the thread.
20 She opens her arms to those who are poor. She reaches out her hands to those who are needy.
21 When it snows, she’s not afraid for her family. All of them are dressed in the finest clothes.
22 She makes her own bed coverings. She is dressed in fine linen and purple clothes.
23 Her husband is respected at the city gate. There he takes his seat among the elders of the land.
24 She makes linen clothes and sells them. She supplies belts to the traders.
25 She puts on strength and honor as if they were her clothes. She can laugh at the days that are coming.
26 She speaks wisely. She teaches faithfully.
27 She watches over family matters. She is busy all the time.
28 Her children stand up and call her blessed. Her husband also rises up, and he praises her.
29 He says, “Many women do noble things. But you are better than all the others.”
30 Charm can fool you. Beauty fades. But a woman who has respect for the Lord should be praised.