Honor Your Mother

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All mothers should be honored because of their God ordained position in the family. Children and husbands, however, truly praise the mother of their respective families as she devotes her life to the Lord's wills.

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Honor Your Mother

  1. 1. Honor Your Mother… A tribute to mothers. Prov. 31:28-31
  2. 2. Introduction <ul><li>The very first law a child has in relationship to his parents: honor your father and your mother. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>It is the first law regarding our earthly relationships. Exo. 20:12 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>It is also the first commandment with promise . cp. Eph. 6:2 (Dt. 5:16) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>To rebel against God’s commandment is to show overt disrespect for God’s ordained caretaker of your life! </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Introduction <ul><li>Without disrespect for the dual parentage, this lesson focuses solely on honoring your mother. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A marriage blessed to have children brings forth a special bond with her children. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A mother dedicated to the Lord is honored by children dedicated to honoring her. </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. The Special Bond Between a Mother And Her Children <ul><li>Consider the initial and ensuing bond the scriptures reveal between a loving mother toward her children. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>She is willing to do anything to save her child’s life. 1 Ki. 3:16-28 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>So strong is this bond that it is likened to the love God has for His own people. Isa. 49:14-15 </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. The Special Bond Between a Mother And Her Children <ul><li>Many children take the bond their mother’s have for them for granted, may it never be for the children of God. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Give thanks to the Lord for the love your mother has for you. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Show your thanksgiving to the Lord by giving honor to your mother. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Never overestimate that special bond that exists between you and your mother. </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. A Mother Dedicated to Raising Her Children In the Lord <ul><li>Do not forsake the teaching of your mother. Prov. 6:20 (cp. Prov. 1:8) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Her desire is not for you to grow up a selfish child. cp. Prov. 29:15 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Instead, she wants you to learn the greatest love of all: the Lord. Matt. 22:37-38 </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. A Mother Dedicated to Raising Her Children In the Lord <ul><li>She is your godly example . 2 Tim. 1:5 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>She looks well to the ways of your household. Prov. 31:27 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>She seeks to improve the well being of your family (physically, emotionally, and financially). </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Rendering Honor to Mothers Today <ul><li>Children, rise up and praise your mother. Prov. 31:28 </li></ul><ul><li>Husbands, render honor to the godly mother of your children. Prov. 31:29 </li></ul><ul><li>God praises mothers who fear Him, it is commanded that we praise them. Prov. 31:30 </li></ul>
  9. 9. Conclusion <ul><li>There are many moms in this world: Most of them are honored on this special day. </li></ul><ul><li>But a mother who loves, fears, serves, and glorifies our God deserves to be praised. </li></ul>

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