It’s the time of year we set aside to celebrate the most precious woman in our lives… our Mother. She’s the one who brought us into this world and made us the person we are today.
My mother was a strong independent career woman. The very definition of a modern-day Proverbs 31 woman. But she was more than that to me. She was my best friend and confidant. The person I could always turn to no matter what. She listened patiently to all of my problems, secrets, and dreams. She held me close when I hurt and gave me the nickname “Precious”. Because that’s what I was to her and she was never afraid to let me know it. She was also a lot of fun and had a way of turning everyday things into a game. She was an amazing lady who loved her children and put us above herself.
But her greatest gift to me and my brother was her love for the Lord. She was a gifted Bible teacher, sharing her knowledge in Sunday school classes, Wednesday night Precept meetings, family gatherings, and most importantly in our own home. What a blessing it was to grow up in a house where I was taught the Word of God every single day!
This is where we begin our look at Precious Bible Verses for Mother’s Day! There’s something here for everyone. So, let’s dive in an learn what God has to say about Mother.
A Mother’s Teaching
A mother’s most important job is to teach her children to love and respect the Lord. This instruction is the foundation of a child’s faith. It stays with them when they are grown and follows them wherever they go. It truly is the most precious gift a mother could give her child.
My son, keep your father’s command
and do not forsake your mother’s teaching.
Bind them always on your heart;
fasten them around your neck.
When you walk, they will guide you;
when you sleep, they will watch over you;
when you awake, they will speak to you.
Listen, my son, to your father’s instruction
and do not forsake your mother’s teaching.
They are a garland to grace your head
and a chain to adorn your neck.
Start children off on the way they should go,
and even when they are old they will not turn from it.
Honor Your Father and Mother
As you’ll read in just a few seconds, honoring your parents is the very first of the Ten Commandments with a promise. Respect your mother and father and in return, God will give you a long and successful life. This promise builds strong, godly families and shows the faith of all who live in your household. No One represented this commandment better than Jesus Himself. As He faced the cross, He remembered His precious mother and made sure she would be cared for in His absence.
Honor your father and your mother, as the Lord your God has commanded you, so that you may live long and that it may go well with you in the land the Lord your God is giving you.
Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. “Honor your father and mother”—which is the first commandment with a promise— “so that it may go well with you and that you may enjoy long life on the earth.”
Honor your father and your mother, so that you may live long in the land the Lord your God is giving you.
When Jesus saw his mother there, and the disciple whom he loved standing nearby, he said to her, “Woman, here is your son,” and to the disciple, “Here is your mother.” From that time on, this disciple took her into his home.
Proverbs 31 tells the tale of a virtuous woman. Her most precious characteristic is recognized when her children see all she has done to keep the home running smoothly, her family feed, and God first in her life. Then they honor her and call her blessed!
Her children arise and call her blessed;
her husband also, and he praises her:
Honor her for all that her hands have done,
and let her works bring her praise at the city gate.
And Mary said:
“My soul glorifies the Lord
and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior,
for he has been mindful
of the humble state of his servant.
From now on all generations will call me blessed,
The Joys of Motherhood
God lovingly created each one of us. He knew us before we were born. And His greatest joy is in His children. This is the same joy God gives to mothers everywhere. The knowledge of their precious unborn child growing inside of them. The sweet face of their newborn baby as they hold them for the first time. Gently guiding them along life’s path. And seeing them follow the Lord with all their heart. These are the joys of Motherhood.
For you created my inmost being;
you knit me together in my mother’s womb.
May your father and mother rejoice;
may she who gave you birth be joyful!
Can a mother forget the baby at her breast
and have no compassion on the child she has borne?
Though she may forget,
I will not forget you!
A woman giving birth to a child has pain because her time has come; but when her baby is born she forgets the anguish because of her joy that a child is born into the world.
Children are a heritage from the Lord,
offspring a reward from him.
Children’s children are a crown to the aged,
and parents are the pride of their children.
When Mother’s Day is Hard
Mother’s Day isn’t always a happy event. Sometimes it’s downright hard. Maybe you’ve lost your mom like me. Or you struggle with infertility and the deep desire to be a mom yourself. God has words of comfort for you on this difficult day.
The Lord is close to the brokenhearted
and saves those who are crushed in spirit.
Blessed are those who mourn,
for they will be comforted.
For this child I prayed, and the Lord has granted me my petition which I asked of Him. Therefore I also have lent him to the Lord; as long as he lives he shall be lent to the Lord.” So they worshiped the Lord there.
1 Samuel 1:27-28
He settles the childless woman in her home
as a happy mother of children.
Praise the Lord.
Each of these Precious Bible Verses for Mother’s Day celebrates Mom. I pray they speak words of wisdom into your heart as you prepare for her special day!