If you’re a mother, you know the selflessness it takes to raise a child and fully step into such roles as caretaker, wife, and spiritual teacher—just to name a few.
Mothers are unique in God’s design. Though it might be difficult to see the Lord’s plan for mothers in our fallen world, it does come into view when we read about the first mother, Eve.
God explained how she was Adam’s companion and helper—she perfectly suited him and he perfectly suited her. They wonderfully complemented each other, and through both sets of hands, were able to take dominion over the earth.
God’s Word for Godly Mothers
The Lord God planted a garden eastward in Eden, and there He put the man whom He had formed…
“Then the Lord God took the man and put him in the garden of Eden to tend and keep it… And the Lord God said, ‘It is not good that man should be alone; I will make him a helper comparable to him.’ Out of the ground the Lord God formed every beast of the field and every bird of the air, and brought them to Adam to see what he would call them… But for Adam there was not found a helper comparable to him.
“And the Lord God caused a deep sleep to fall on Adam, and he slept; and He took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh in its place. Then the rib which the Lord God had taken from man He made into a woman, and He brought her to the man.”—Genesis 2:8, 15, 18-22
If you read this entire passage in Genesis closely, you’ll notice that…
- God created Adam (Genesis 2:7)
- God prepared a garden for Adam and his future family and placed him there (Genesis 2:8, 15)
- God gave Adam instruction (Genesis 2:16-17)
- God foretold that Adam would want and need a “helper” who was comparable to him (Genesis 2:18)
- God gave Adam responsibility (Genesis 2:19-20)
- God understood the importance of having a counterpart to Adam and created woman (Genesis 2:22)
You see, Adam could not fulfill his role as a father if Eve was not present to be a mother. The two were to become one—ultimately setting up a picture of the covenant that was to come between God and His people.
You’ve heard the saying, “Behind every great man is a woman.” Perhaps this was its origin.
We see next that God gave instruction for man and woman: “Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and they shall become one flesh” (Genesis 2:24).
A Picture of the Future
Even in the beginning, we see the Lord using Adam and Eve to set the stage for fathers and mothers to leave their old lives to become one. Isn’t this what we are called to do when we become followers of Christ?
To honor our mothers in love and to stay aligned with God’s Word in regard to what He says about mothers and women, we must view their role, not as supplementary to the family, but as equally important to the father. A different role? Yes.
But today, mothers are swamped with outside pressures that can quickly tear them down from the inside out. As those who support, love, cherish, and adore them, we can provide encouragement this Mother’s Day.
7 Encouraging Bible Verses for Moms
- “Every one of you shall revere his mother and his father, and keep My Sabbaths: I am the Lord your God.”—Leviticus 19:3
- “May the Lord give you increase more and more, you and your children. May you beblessed by the Lord, who made heaven and earth.”—Psalm 115:14-15
- “Who can find a virtuous wife for her worth is far above rubies. The heart of her husband safely trusts her; so he will have no lack of gain.”—Proverbs 31:10-11
- “The wise woman builds her house, but the foolish pulls it down with her hands.”—Proverbs 14:1
- “Give her of the fruit of her hands, and let her own works praise her in the gates.”—Proverbs 31:31
- “For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.”—Ephesians 2:10
- “Honor widows who are really widows. But if any widow has children or grandchildren, let them first learn to show piety at home and to repay their parents; for this is good and acceptable before God.”—1 Timothy 5:3-4
7 Biblical Instructions for Moms
- “Only take heed to yourself, and diligently keep yourself, lest you forget the things your eyes have seen, and lest they depart from your heart all the days of your life. And teach them to your children and your grandchildren, especially concerning the day you stood before the Lord your God in Horeb, when the Lord said to me, ‘Gather the people to Me, and I will let them hear My words, that they may learn to fear Me all the days they live on the earth, and that they may teach their children.’”—Deuteronomy 4:9-10
- “And these words which I command you today shall be in your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, when you walk by the way, when you lie down, and when you rise up. You shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontlets between your eyes. You shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates.”—Deuteronomy 6:6-9
- “You shall teach them to your children, speaking of them when you sit in your house, when you walk by the way, when you lie down, and when you rise up.”—Deuteronomy 11:19
- “Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it.”—Proverbs 22:6
- “And be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God in Christ forgave you.”—Ephesians 4:32
- “…the older women likewise, that they be reverent in behavior, not slanderers, not given to much wine, teachers of good things—that they admonish the young women to love their husbands, to love their children, to be discreet, chaste, homemakers, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God may not be blasphemed.”—Titus 2:3-5
- “Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.”—Philippians 4:6-7
Bringing It All Together
Think about how you can encourage the mom in your life this Mother’s Day in such a way that keeps her rooted in God’s promises and in God’s Promised Land.
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Consider a gift that blesses you, your mom, and God’s people. It’s an opportunity you can take advantage of today that plants blessings and legacies for tomorrow.