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Three Godly Mothers

We invite you to join us for worship each Sunday morning at 9:30. You can download our service on iTunes or tune in for “The Good Word” each day on AM 1230 WSAL or on Hoosier Country  103.7 FM just after 8am. Scripture blesses us with many examples of Godly mothers. I’d like to focus on three well-known mothers; one was a planning mother – one was a praying mother – and one was a proclaiming mother.

 Let’s start with our planning mother who was Jochebed, Moses’ mother. You can read the account in Exodus 2:1 – 10. Let’s notice first how Jochebed planned for Moses’ salvation. We are not told whether it was before or during Jochebed’s pregnancy the death sentence for all male babies was issued. What we do know is that both Amram and Jochebed took extraordinary measures to be sure that Moses had a chance to grow up and serve an Almighty God. Let’s consider Moses’ preparation. From a viewpoint of being prepared for life Moses’ childhood was no different than that of children today. Both Amram and Jochebed knew they had only a few years to influence Moses in establishing principles upon which he would build his entire life. Mom, you have the power of influence to teach your children to be so prepared with such an unwavering faith in God, that not even the fleeting pleasures of sin will draw them from the Savior. Now let’s consider Moses education. When Moses was adopted by Pharaoh’s daughter he was privy to an education that would serve him well when God would lead him back to Egypt as a missionary. Mom, God knows the plans he has for your children and if you are sensitive to God’s leading He will help you plan for their salvation, their preparation, and education for ministry to the Lord.

Now let’s look at our praying mother who was Hannah, Samuels mother in 1 Samuel 1:9 – 11 is Hannah’s request that God give to her a son to fulfill her womanhood, and would remove this sadness from her heart. In verse 11 we find Hannah’s resolve. She dedicated Samuel to the Lord before he was even born. And finally in verse 21 – 23 we see Hannah’s responsibility which was to care for Samuel as any good mother would care for her son. And in verses 24 to 28 was Hannah’s response where she took Samuel to Shiloh at the appointed time and presented him to the Lord. Mom, you will do well to be thought of and remembered by your children as a praying mother.

Our third godly mother was a proclaiming mother, and that was Eunice, Timothy’s mother. Her name or title means “good victory.” No mom succeeds like the one who teaches her child the Word and way of the Lord. In 2 Timothy 3:14 and 15 we find the greatest anthology of bedtimes reading ever compiled for a godly mom to share with her children. 1 Timothy 1:5 teaches us Timothy inherited his faith from his mother. Mom, if you’re going to give your child an inheritance, use your power of influence to instill in them unwavering faith in the Lord Jesus Christ.

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