Mother's Day became a national holiday in 1914, but honoring mothers came long before that and it was God's idea, as well as a commandment. The Bible gives us many examples of how women played a crucial role, not only in their homes, but in their places of work, places of worship, and in their communities.
One of Jesus' final acts on this earth was to ensure the care of his beloved mother by placing her into John the beloved's keeping. This example of our Lord loving his mother is one we should strive to follow every single day.
Mother's day gives us an opportunity to lavish our mothers with a little extra love and praise. Before we share 15 Bible Quotes for Mother's Day, we will look at the role a godly mother plays in their children's lives and why a mother is so important.
THE ROLE OF A GODLY MOTHER
As godly mothers, we are called to be women of action, women of character, and women of integrity. We set the tone in our homes and everything we do greatly affects our husbands and our children.
1. A GODLY MOTHER MUST CHOOSE TO WALK IN THE SPIRIT AND NOT IN THE FLESH
We have all heard the saying, "If Momma ain't happy, ain't nobody happy". While this may not be the best use of grammar, we can all agree that it is true. While the man was created to be the head of the household, the woman was created to be the heart of the home.
As life bearers, women give life, but not only to children. Women can give life to the things of the Spirit or the things of the flesh. The fruits of the Spirit—love, peace, joy, patience, goodness, kindness, meekness, and self-control—can grow in abundance in a woman's heart if she allows God to do the work in her.
If that choice is not made, however, and she gives place to the flesh, she can just as easily sow and grow discord, disunity, strife, and discontent in her home. A godly mother has the awesome responsibility to put God first in her marriage and in her home and choose His way instead of her way.
2. A GODLY MOTHER PRAYS AND READS THE WORD OF GOD
No one can be expected to give away what they do not have, and a godly mother is no exception. Mothers need to draw on wells of strength and wisdom they do not possess on their own. Spending time in prayer and reading their Bible is crucial to receive from God so they can give it back out.
As mothers, it is part of the job description to give of ourselves (sometimes endlessly and tirelessly), and we do grow weary. But the Lord promises He will give us His strength in our weakness (See 2 Corinthians 12:9).
3. A GODLY MOTHER IS OBEDIENT TO GOD
Obedience to God is key in a godly mother's life. Obedience says, "I trust you, Lord, and whatever I am going through, you have a plan and you are going to take care of it."
When a mother is obedient to her Lord, she is not overcome with anxiety and worry, but continues to move forward each day, trusting that even if there are difficulties at home, God will work it all for her good.
Maintaining that worry-free and peaceful environment in her home is only achieved through that obedient trust.
WHY MOTHER ARE IMPORTANT
Mothers are so important because they, more than anyone, influence the next generation. Providing unconditional love, forgiveness, and security; there is a bond like no other between a mother and her children.
1. MOTHERS PROVIDE STABILITY AND PROTECTION
Feeling safe and secure in a mother's love is what every child needs. Mothers provide unconditional love that is surpassed only by the love of our Heavenly Father.
A mother forgives even when it costs her greatly, and her determination to be the one her child can turn to, no matter what they are going through, is the greatest example of God's love toward them that they will find on this earth.
2. MOTHERS SHAPE MINDSETS AND FUTURES
A mother has the greatest influence on her children and how their mindsets are shaped. How she thinks about God, her family, the church, and other people, and even the way she looks at herself will impact her children.
What great responsibility mothers are given, and what an honor it is to be trusted with that responsibility. Our children's futures depend upon how we shape them today.
MOTHERS HAVE THE VISION TO SEE WHO THEIR CHILDREN WILL BECOME
Many of the most successful people on earth credit their success to their mothers and the ability their mothers had to envision greatness in them. George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Picasso, and Thomas Edison are just a few of these famous voices.
Because of a mother's vision, there really is no limit to what a child can become, regardless of any physical, emotional, social, or economic limitations they may have.
15 BIBLE QUOTES PERFECT FOR MOTHER'S DAY
Today we will share 15 scriptures from the Bible that we feel will bless our mothers for Mother's Day.
1. Proverbs 6:20-21
My son, keep your father's command and do not forsake your mother's teaching. Bind them always on your heart; fasten them around your neck.
2. LUKE 1:46-48
3. LUKE 2:7
And she brought forth her firstborn Son, and wrapped Him in swaddling clothes, and laid Him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn.
4. LUKE 2:19
But Mary treasured all these things, giving careful thought to them and pondering them in her heart.
5. John 2: 3-5
When the wine was gone, Jesus' mother said to Him, "They have no more wine." "Woman, why do you involve me?" Jesus replied. "My hour has not yet come." His mother said to the servants, "Do whatever He tells you."
JOHN 2: 3-5
6. Proverbs 22:6
"Start children off in the way they should go, and when they are old, they will not depart from it."
7. Isaiah 49:15
"Can a mother forget her nursing child? Can she feel no love for the child she has borne?"
8. Isaiah 66:13
9. John 19:25-27
Near the cross of Jesus stood His mother, His mother's sister Mary, the wife of Clopas, and Mary Magdalene. When Jesus saw His mother there and the disciple whom He loved standing nearby, He said to her; Woman, behold your son,' and to the disciple, 'Here is your mother.' From that time on, the disciple
took her into his home.
10. Ruth 1:16
But Ruth said: "Entreat me not to leave you, or to go back from following after you; for wherever you go, I will go; and wherever you lodge, I will lodge; your people shall be my people, and your God, my God."
11. Exodus 20:12
Honor your father and your mother so that you may live long in the land the Lord your God is giving you.
12. Leviticus 19:3
"Every one of you shall revere his mother and his father, and you shall keep my sabbaths; I am the Lord your God.
13. Psalm 127:3
"Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord, the fruit of the womb a reward."
14. 1 Corinthians 13: 4-7
Love is patient and kind. Love is not jealous or boastful or proud or rude. It does not demand its own way. It is not irritable, and it keeps no record of being wronged. It does not rejoice about injustice but rejoices every time the truth wins out. Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful, and endures through every circumstance.
1 CORINTHIANS 13: 4-7
15. Proverbs 31: 25-30
She speaks with wisdom and faithful instruction is on her tongue. She watches over the affairs of her household and does not eat the bread of idleness. Her children arise and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her: 'Many women do noble things, but you surpass them all.' Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting, but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised.
PROVERBS 31: 25-30
We hope these 15 Bible quotes for Mother's Day have blessed you as much as they did us. Mother's Day, for us, can be every day instead of just once a year.
Honoring our mother as the Bible commands takes on many forms as seasons change, and as our children grow older.
It is our sincere prayer that the Lord will bless each mom abundantly who reads this, on Mother's Day and every day.