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Summary: A mothers day message.

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Proverbs 6:20-23 My son, keep thy fathers commandment, and forsake not the law of your mother. Bind them continually upon thy heart, and tie them about thy neck. When thou goest, it shall lead thee, when thou sleepest, it shall keep thee, and when thou awakest, it shall talk with thee. For the commandment is a lamp, and the law is light, and reproofs of instruction, are the way of life.

The law of a mother is different from the commandment of your father.

In Prov. 1:8 It says my son, hear the instruction of thy father, and do not forsake the law of thy mother.

While the father in both of these verses gives commandments, and instruction, it is the mother that lays down the law.

Mothers are there to teach their children, while the father is providing. I’m not saying that fathers do not have influence, but it is the mother who has the most influence on a childs life.

There is a connection between a mother and a child, which the father can’t relate to. While we (fathers) do love the children, and would do anything within our means to protect and supply their needs, it is in the arms of the mother where a child feels most secure.

It is said by science that a child can hear the voice of its mother within the womb, from the vibrations, which are given off by her. There is a connection that comes from inside of the womb of a woman, to a baby, which can never be broken.

The law of a mother while growing up, seemed unusually cruel, but later on in life we learned, that all she was trying to do was help us out. It is the love and instruction of a mother, who made you who you are today.

Whether you were raised by your mother, by foster parents, or by someone else close to you, the influence of a mother in your life, has determined a lot of your personality traits.

The very word Mother, means different things to each of us, when we hear the word Mom, everyone thinks of their own Mother, and the love and compassion that she showed while raising you.

I am blessed, to have a great mom, who was always there with a word of encouragement, at any time throughout my life. I would like to take just a moment to share some of the things that I remember from my own childhood.

Sacrifice-buying me the best shoes/clothes while she would go to payless

Provision-working sometimes 2 jobs to pay the bills, while still not neglecting her sons

Encouragement-always teaching me to believe in myself, and showing Morgan that he can be just as successful as he wanted to be- You would never have known that he was a child with a disability, by his attitude

Protection-making sure to the best of her ability, that I did not make bad decisions (like trying to quit school, because all my friends were doing it)

Discipline- holding me accountable for mistakes

Love-always putting us first

Stability- always being there, for any reason

Chase your dreams- Always encouraging to shoot for the stars

And lastly and most importantly- showing me what it means to be a Christian, and introducing me to God.

Of all of the values, and lessons that a mother can give and instill to a child, by far the most important one, is teaching a child about the loving God that we can serve.


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James Robinson

commented on May 8, 2017

I suggest you go back and review the nature of Ancient Jewish proverbs. The instruction to Keep the Father's Commandments and the Mother's law is not intended to suggest that Commandments and laws are different, it is a literary technique used by ancient poets to give emphasis and power to the proverb. You may have read something into the proverb that was not there in the first place.

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