Pastor’s Corner

MOTHERS

Today is the special day of recognition and honor for all our mothers either present or absent from us. We want you to know that you hold a place of esteem from all of us. There are so many quotes that we have seen regarding our mothers. However today let us look at some of the wonderful passages of Scripture that have been pointed out to us by various writers. Our Bible has given many special places of recognition to ladies and mothers. Some of them are given names but many of them are simple denoted by a word such as a “certain” woman or mothers. We rest assured that when God the Holy Spirit places something in Scripture that it is very key and important. Today we want you to know that we honor you and most of all God honors you. Please note these selected passages.

• “I thank God…When I call to remembrance the unfeigned (genuine) faith that is in thee, which dwelt first in thy grandmother Lois, and thy mother Eunice; and I am persuaded that in thee also.” 11 Tim. 1:3, 5.

• “Then Jesus answered and said unto her, O woman, great is thy faith: be it unto thee as thou wilt.” Matt. 15:28. It was Charles Spurgeon who made a comment on this verse. He said, “The Lord Jesus just gave to this dear lady a signed blank check.”

• “Then saith he (Jesus) to the disciple (John), Behold thy mother.” John 19:27. As Jesus was dying on the cross one of His parting words was directed to the Apostle John to take care of His mother Mary. Please do not overlook the magnitude of this request of Jesus to John.

• “Who can find a virtuous woman? For her price is far above rubies.” This chapter of Scripture is quite famous. Here the mother of King Lemuel taught him by precept and example. In the first 10 verses she taught him by precept and verses 11-31 she taught him by example.

• “And she said unto her husband, Behold now, I perceive that this is an holy man (Elisha) of God, which passeth by us continually. Let us make a little chamber, I pray thee, on the wall; and let us set for him there a bed, and a table, and a stool and a candlestick: and it shall be, when he cometh to us that he shall turn in thither.” 11 Kings 4:9-10. These two verses are wonderful but they only open up much more of an exciting story. Do you like happy endings?

• From Ruth to Naomi…”…Intreat me not to leave thee, or to return from following after thee: for whither thou goest, I will go; and where thou lodgest, I will lodge: thy people shall be my people, and thy God my God: where thou diest, will I die, and there will I be buried: the Lord do so to me, and more also, if ought but death part thee and me.” Ruth 1:16-17. This has to be one of the most famous passages in Scripture. Study it and its setting and it will profound you.

• Honor thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee.” Exodus 20:12. We discover an interesting comment in Ephesian 6:1-2 regarding this verse. We are told that this “is the first commandment with promise.”

• “And Pharaoh’s daughter said unto her (Miriam), go and the maid went and called the child’s (Moses) mother. And Pharaoh’s daughter said unto her, take this child (Moses) away, and nurse it for me, and I will give thee thy wages. And the woman (Jochebed) took the child and nursed it.” Exodus 2:9-10. Jochebed was Moses’ mother and she received wages from Pharaoh’s daughter for attending her own baby (Moses). Pause for a moment and consider the real wages of Jochebed. Moses became the great leader of Israel, his brother Aaron became the first High Priest and it is said that Miriam was a prophetess. Wow what wages for Jochebed.

 

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