Mothers have tremendous, essential, needful, and long-lasting responsibility and duty. FIRST, they have a duty to God. Who wants a godless mother? The need for a GODLY MOTHER is explained to the world in the BIBLE.
II Timothy 3:10-4:2 says but thou hast fully known my doctrine, manner of life, purpose, faith, longsuffering, charity, patience, persecutions, afflictions, which came unto me at Antioch, at Iconium, at Lystra, what persecutions I endured: but out of them all the Lord delivered me. Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution. But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived. But continue thou in the things which thou hast learned and hast been assured of, knowing of whom thou have learned them; And that from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus. All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in rigorousness: That the man of God may be perfect thoroughly furnished unto all good works. I charge thee therefore before God, and the Lord Jesus Christ, who shall judge the quick and the dead at his appearing and his kingdom. Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all long-suffering and doctrine. TIMOTHY had a mother EUNICE and grandmother LOIS that made sure TIMOTHY knew the holy scriptures while still a child.
I Timothy 5:8 SAYS IF ANY provide NOT for his own, and specially for those of his own house, he hath denied the faith, and is worse than an infidel. Ephesians 6:4 says ye fathers, provoke not your CHILDREN to wrath, but bring them up in the nurture and admonition of THE LORD.
Proverbs 22:6 train up a child in the WAY he should GO and when he is old, he will not depart from it. SO, what is the GREATEST NEED OF A CHILD? It is TO KNOW ALL THE HOLY SCRIPTURES that will make WISE unto SALVATION SO HE CAN GO TO HEAVEN. This is the greatest NEED for all children and the responsibility of ALL MOTHERS AND FATHERS. This need is vital all the life of a parent and child.
PROVERBS 31:10 -31 says who can find a virtuous (good, Godly, righteous with high morals) wife? Her husband trusts her. She will do him good all the days of her life. She is like a merchant ship and brings her food from afar. She puts forth her hand to the needy. Strength and honor are her clothing. She speaks with the wisdom of GOD. She supplies the needs of her household, and eateth not the bread of idleness. Her children call her BLESSED, and her husband PRASETH HER. A woman that feareth the Lord will be praised and held in HIGH ESTEEM WITH HONOR AND GLORY. Children can not FIGHT SATAN without Bible knowledge and understanding with God`s wisdom. A mother is to see her children have this with vital spiritual training. Who wants to go to a DOCTOR that has no medical knowledge and TRAINING? Who should want to live with a spouse WITHOUT BEING SPIRITUAL,GODLY? AND HAVE biblical knowledge and faith and in GOD`S GRACE? When preparing children for life the main essential is the knowledge and power of God`s word. Man is told to STUDY THE Bible to SHOW ourselves APPROVED OF GOD.
Proverbs 22:15 says foolishness is bound up in the heart of a child, but the rod of CORRECTION shall drive it from him.
Ephesians 4:18-25,28-5:2 says Having the understanding darkened, being alienated from the life of God through the ignorance that is in them, because of the blindness of their heart. Who being past feeling have given themselves over unto lasciviousness, to work all uncleanness with greediness? But ye have not so learned Christ, if so, be that ye have heard him, and have been taught by him, as the truth is in Jesus. That ye put off concerning the former conversation the old man, which is corrupt according to the deceitful lust; And be renewed in the spirit of your mind. And that ye put on the new man which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness. Wherefore putting away lying, speak every man truth with his neighbor: for we are members one of another. Let him that stole steal no more: but rather let him labor, working with his hands the thing which is good, that he may have to give to him that needeth. Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers. And grieve not the Holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption. Let all bitterness and wrath, and anger, and clamor and evil speaking, be put away from you, with all malice: And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christs sake hath forgiven you. Be ye therefore followers of God, as dear children; And walk in love, as Christ also hath loved us, and hath given himself for us an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweet-smelling savor. Mothers make sure your children know the bible and have a happy Mother’s Day.
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