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A Mother's Day sermon about how Solomon teaches women to be godly.

A Mother's Day sermon about how Solomon teaches women to be godly.

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  • 1. 1 Today is Mother's Day
  • 2. 2 Mom Knows Best Proverbs 6:20-23 20 My son, keep your father's command, And do not forsake the law of your mother. 21 Bind them continually upon your heart; Tie them around your neck. 22 When you roam, they will lead you; When you sleep, they will keep you; And when you awake, they will speak with you. 23 For the commandment is a lamp, And the law a light; Reproofs of instruction are the way of life,
  • 3. 3 Learn from the Wisdom of Solomon: Counsel by godly mothers ● Proverbs 6:20 My son, keep your father's command, And do not forsake the law of your mother. ● Proverbs 4:20 My son, give attention to my words; Incline your ear to my sayings. ● Proverbs 15:20 A wise son makes a father glad, But a foolish man despises his mother. ● Proverbs 23:25 Let your father and your mother be glad, And let her who bore you rejoice.
  • 4. 4 Learn from the Wisdom of Solomon: Counsel by godly mothers ● Children are to listen to the advice and counsel of their parents ● This advice comes from – Knowing the will and Word of God – Life experiences (good and bad) – The generations before them
  • 5. 5 Learn from the Wisdom of Solomon: Connection to godly mothers ● Proverbs 6:21 Bind them continually upon your heart; Tie them around your neck. ● Proverbs 1:8-9 8 My son, hear the instruction of your father, And do not forsake the law of your mother; 9 For they will be a graceful ornament on your head, And chains about your neck.
  • 6. 6 Learn from the Wisdom of Solomon: Connection to godly mothers ● Binding means we must: – Meditate on it – Assimilate it into our actions ● We must connect with their counsel ● It must become attached to us – Bind it on your heart – Tie it around your neck ● Weave it into the fabric of your life
  • 7. 7 Learn from the Wisdom of Solomon: Course of godly mothers ● Proverbs 6:22 When you roam, they will lead you; When you sleep, they will keep you; And when you awake, they will speak with you. ● If the advice of your parents is attached (bound, tied) to you – it will be with you through life
  • 8. 8 Learn from the Wisdom of Solomon: Course of godly mothers ● Proverbs 6:22 When you roam, they will lead you; When you sleep, they will keep you; And when you awake, they will speak with you. ● If the advice of your parents is attached (bound, tied) to you – it will be with you through life ● LEAD – Psalm 119:105 Your word is a lamp to my feet And a light to my path.
  • 9. 9 Learn from the Wisdom of Solomon: Course of godly mothers ● Proverbs 6:22 When you roam, they will lead you; When you sleep, they will keep you; And when you awake, they will speak with you. ● LEAD – Psalm 119:105 ● KEEP – Philippians 4:6-7 6 Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; 7 and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.
  • 10. 10 Learn from the Wisdom of Solomon: Course of godly mothers ● Proverbs 6:22 When you roam, they will lead you; When you sleep, they will keep you; And when you awake, they will speak with you. ● LEAD – Psalm 119:105 ● KEEP – Philippians 4:6-9 ● SPEAK – Deuteronomy 6:4-7a 4 Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one! 5 You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your strength. 6 And these words which I command you today shall be in your heart. 7 You shall teach them diligently to your children
  • 11. 11 Learn from the Wisdom of Solomon: Course of godly mothers ● Deuteronomy 11:18-21 18 "Therefore you shall lay up these words of mine in your heart and in your soul, and bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontlets between your eyes. 19 You shall teach them to your children, speaking of them when you sit in your house, when you walk by the way, when you lie down, and when you rise up. 20 And you shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates, 21 that your days and the days of your children may be multiplied in the land of which the Lord swore to your fathers to give them, like the days of the heavens above the earth.
  • 12. 12 Learn from the Wisdom of Solomon ● Wisdom, advice, counsel, instruction, law, command ● Did you follow ALL the advice from your parents? ● Your children may not follow all your counsel either. ●
  • 13. 13 Spiritual Application ● God, our spiritual Father, has given us counsel ● Have you listened? ● Have you tied it around your neck? ● Have you allowed God to: – LEAD YOU – KEEP YOU – SPEAK TO YOU