MOTHER’S DAY SCRIPTURES
Happy Mother’s Day to you! I went through all 305 scriptures that refer to the word mother and compiled a list for moms to study on their own. It might be good to keep this devotion in your Bible and go through them this week. Ponder them and pray through them. You have an incredible role to play in the life of a child who will in turn influence the world. The Word of God will encourage you to keep on in your task even when your kids are grown up and live on their own. Because as you moms know . . . your kids are always your kids!
The first mom: (Gen 3:20) And Adam called his wife’s name Eve, because she was the mother of all living. Time when the kids will start their own families: (Gen 2:24) Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and they shall become one flesh. The blessing of being a mom: (Gen 17:16) And I will bless her and also give you a son by her; then I will bless her, and she shall be a mother of nations; kings of peoples shall be from her.” The joy of obedient children: (Gen 28:7) and that Jacob had obeyed his father and his mother and had gone to Padan Aram. God’s commandment to honor moms: (Exo 20:12) “Honor your father and your mother,… God wants to use mothers: (Judg 5:7) Village life ceased, it ceased in Israel, until I, Deborah, arose, arose a mother in Israel. Moms are needed for the instruction of a child: (Pro 1:8) . . . do not forsake the law of your mother. The blessing of being a mother-in-law: (Ruth 1:14) Then they lifted up their voices and wept again; and Orpah kissed her mother-in-law, but Ruth clung to her. The kindness of a mother: (1 Sam 2:19) Moreover his mother used to make him a little robe, and bring it to him year by year when she came up with her husband to offer the yearly sacrifice. God can make up for being forsaken by a mother: (Psa 27:10) When my father and my mother forsake me, then the Lord will take care of me. Mother’s Day can be difficult when mom is gone: (Psa 35:14) I bowed down heavily, as one who mourns for his mother. Children inherit our sin nature: (Psa 51:5) Behold, I was brought forth in iniquity, and in sin my mother conceived me. The joy of childrearing: (Psa 113:9) He grants the barren woman a home, like a joyful mother of children . . . Mothers provide nurturing comfort: (Isa 66:13) As one whom his mother comforts, so I will comfort you . . . The influence of a mother: (Eze 16:44) . . . ‘Like mother, like daughter!’ Potential family conflict: (Micah 7:6) Daughter rises against her mother, daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law; a man’s enemies are the men of his own household. Loving Christ more than mother: (Mat 10:37) He who loves father or mother more than Me is not worthy of Me . . . Moms can be over concerned regarding their children: (Mat 12:47) Then one said to Him, “Look, Your mother and Your brothers are standing outside, seeking to speak with You.” Moms can meddle in their children’s lives: (Mat 20:20) Then the mother of Zebedee’s sons came to Him with her sons, kneeling down and asking something from Him. Dedicating children from the womb: (Luke 1:15) For he will be great in the sight of the Lord, and shall drink neither wine nor strong drink. He will also be filled with the Holy Spirit, even from his mother’s womb. The pain of seeing your children suffer: (Luke 2:35) (yes, a sword will pierce through your own soul also) . . . The constant concern of a mother: (Luke 2:48) . . . “Son, why have You done this to us? Look, Your father and I have sought You anxiously.” The inner ponderings of a mother: (Luke 2:51) . . . His mother kept all these things in her heart. The unspeakable pain of the loss of a child: (Luke 7:12) And when He came near the gate of the city, behold, a dead man was being carried out, the only son of his mother; and she was a widow . . . Caring for mother when she is old: (John 19:26) When Jesus therefore saw His mother, and the disciple whom He loved standing by, He said to His mother, “Woman, behold your son!” The cherishing nature of mothers: (1 Thes 2:7) But we were gentle among you, just as a nursing mother cherishes her own children. Passing down faith to your children: (2 Tim 1:5) when I call to remembrance the genuine faith that is in you, which dwelt first in your grandmother Lois and your mother Eunice, and I am persuaded is in you also. Older moms influencing younger moms: (Titus 2:4) that they admonish the young women to love their husbands, to love their children.