Bible Will I Find:
The Important Roll Of Christian Mothers?
By: Gary Colley
The God-given roll of mothers has been attacked on many fronts today! Atheistic Humanism and the "liberation" movement (that does not liberate, but enslaves in selfishness), have derided the special and dignified role of motherhood. Surely it is without controversy that the greatest privileges, obligations, and responsibilities given by God to any person, are given to the dedicated and worthy mother. When God made woman, He made her uniquely qualified for the great work of bearing children, keeping the home, and fostering love, companionship and security for her husband and her children. She was given the talent to react more emotionally and mercifully than men to special needs and situations. Her sweet ability to show love, sympathy, and unselfish interest in her husband and children makes her the foundation of society. Abraham Lincoln clearly stated about his own mother, "All that I am, or can be, I owe to my angel mother." Godly mothers realize that they are obligated to do more than just produce children, they are responsible to raise them in harmony with God's will. No day-care center, or any other substitute, should or can raise children as the mother! The Bible says she have pain in child bearing, but that soon "she remembereth no more the anguish, for the joy that a man is born into the world" (Jn.16:21). Let us note some of the characteristics of a truly Christian mother: 1. She honors and appreciates her great privilege of mother-hood (Gen.21:6-7; Lk.l:46-55). 2. The Christian mother will treat with dignity and honor the sacred human life in the womb (Gen.25:22-23; Lk.l:15, 41). 3. She will honor also God's divine plan for marriage (Gen.2:24; Heb.13:4; Matt.19:9). 4. Though it seems strange that a command would be required, she is commanded to love her children (Tit.2:4; I Cor.13:4-7). 5. As a great influence on her children, the Christian mother will strive to be a good woman (Lk.2:21-39). 6. She will
work diligently to teach and guide her children in God's way (Tit.2:5; II Tim.3:14-15; Deut.ll:18-21). 7. The Godly mother will exercise proper discipline upon her children (Heb.12:6-11; Prov.29:15, 17). There are so many blessings that come to Godly mothers! "Her children rise up, and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praiseth her" (Prov.31:28).