Mother’s Day is on May 9th. Although Proverbs 31:10-31 is speaking about a wife, a wife is usually a mother. The descriptions of this virtuous woman are the epitome of a Godly mother.
Remember your mother and how many of these things were true about her.
The Godly Mother
She exercises (17)
17 “She girdeth her loins with strength, and strengtheneth her arms.”
The work of this Godly mother requires her to be strong. She strengthened herself to be able to accomplish the tasks at hand.
Although our homes are outfitted with many conveniences, there is still a lot of lifting, carrying, pushing, and bending. It takes a strong woman to be able cope with all the requirements of the job.
She is industrious and hardworking (18-19)
18 “She perceiveth that her merchandise is good: her candle goeth not out by night.19 She layeth her hands to the spindle, and her hands hold the distaff.”
This Godly mother is always busy. When everyone in the family has gone to bed, this woman is still actively working.
Many of us remember times when we had gone to bed and mom was still working on some project. Maybe a project for us.
She cares for the needy (20)
20 “She stretcheth out her hand to the poor; yea, she reacheth forth her hands to the needy.”
This Godly mother cared about the needy and less fortunate. She probably made them clothes or prepared them meals.
Our moms may have done the same. Or we may have been the recipient of a Godly mother showing kindness to our families.
Think about what your mother has done for you. Even though she may no longer be here, she influenced your life.
Tom Stearns, WASI Chaplain, 1-907-715-4001 email@example.com