I would give you spiced wine to drink, some of my fresh pomegranate juice. The commandment Honor your father and mother is the first one with a promise attached: so that things will go well for you, and you will live for a long time in the land. The Good News: With the wisdom that you inherit from your parents, you will be able to live a thriving life. The Good News: Mothers — even when they feel the complete opposite — have a strength unlike any other. Love puts up with all things, trusts in all things, hopes for all things, endures all things. The Good News: No matter what happens, you can always count on a mother to give you a love unlike any other.
Faith of our Mothers: Honoring the Church Mothers
Faith of our Mothers: Honoring the Church Mothers - Bible Advocate
Our eyes would connect at our church service each week as we sought one another out to embrace. Her eyes, tired from the failing health associated with a long-life-well-lived — and mine, exhausted from a lack of sleep well-known to mothers of four young children. Unrelated except through the blood of Christ, she let me call her Grandma Marybell, and I delighted in hearing her South Texas drawl pronounce me a granddaughter. We had only been part of the same congregation for a few years, so over the span of her life we actually spent relatively little time together. But that does not diminish her influence. In making peace with her death, I began to recount her presence throughout my life. She and Grandpa Melvin were the ones to sow their wisdom into our lives with pre-marital counseling as my future husband and prepared to begin our lives as one.
25 Bible Verses About Mothers That the Ones in Your Life Will Cherish
The Bible is replete with stories that have older women as the heroines. While the younger women of the Bible such as Mary, Esther, and Ruth tend to take center stage, the senior characters are just as important. Years of influence from these older women are what gave Timothy the strong and sincere faith the Apostle Paul so revered.
What does the Bible say about? Older women likewise are to be reverent in behavior, not slanderers or slaves to much wine. They are to teach what is good, and so train the young women to love their husbands and children, to be self-controlled, pure, working at home, kind, and submissive to their own husbands, that the word of God may not be reviled. Their wives likewise must be dignified, not slanderers, but sober-minded, faithful in all things.