Summary: HAPPY MOTHER”S DAY! (Have all the Mother’s Stand). This morning I want to talk to you about (3) Godly women of the Bible. They were women that listen and cried out to God. All three women birthed boys that turned into powerful living examples for God.
· HAPPY MOTHER”S DAY! (Have all the Mother’s Stand).
· This morning I want to talk to you about (3) Godly women of the Bible. They were women that listen and cried out to God.
· All three women birthed boys that turned into powerful living examples for God. They were loving mothers with a preserving spirit and a desire to train up a child in the ways of God.
· These women raised Moses, Samuel and Timothy.
· Let us look at the character traits of these Godly women. We find these same qualities in the Mothers in this sanctuary this morning.
· Let us look to the Word of God this morning.
1) A Loving Mother
(NKJV) Exodus 2 1 And a man of the house of Levi went and took as wife a daughter of Levi. 2 So the woman conceived and bore a son. And when she saw that he was a beautiful child, she hid him three months. 3 But when she could no longer hide him, she took an ark of bulrushes for him, daubed it with asphalt and pitch, put the child in it, and laid it in the reeds by the river’s bank. 4 And his sister stood afar off, to know what would be done to him. 5 Then the daughter of Pharaoh came down to bathe at the river. And her maidens walked along the riverside; and when she saw the ark among the reeds, she sent her maid to get it. 6 And when she opened it, she saw the child, and behold, the baby wept. So she had compassion on him, and said, “This is one of the Hebrews’ children.” 7 Then his sister said to Pharaoh’s daughter, “Shall I go and call a nurse for you from the Hebrew women, that she may nurse the child for you?” 8 And Pharaoh’s daughter said to her, “Go.” So the maiden went and called the child’s mother. 9 Then Pharaoh’s daughter said to her, “Take this child away and nurse him for me, and I will give you your wages.” So the woman took the child and nursed him. 10 And the child grew, and she brought him to Pharaoh’s daughter, and he became her son. So she called his name Moses, saying, “Because I drew him out of the water.”
a) Moses’ mother loved him so much that she gave him up to save his life. She trusted and feared God over the orders of Pharaoh.
i) Moses name literally meant: “drawn out”
ii) God used him to take a whole nation out of Egypt and to save them through the water. What Pharaoh used to kill the young male babies was the same thing that killed those that pursued Moses in the Read Sea.
b) A mother’s love always gets rewarded by God.
i) Moses’ mother was paid to nurse him with the money of the family who wanted to kill him.
c) The mother of Moses was the strongest influence in his life. He fulfilled his call because he had a mother that didn’t give up on him.
d) Love never gives up on you. Jesus is love… He never gives up on us.
2) A Mother with a Preserving Spirit.
(NKJV) 1 Samuel 1 9 So Hannah arose after they had finished eating and drinking in Shiloh. Now Eli the priest was sitting on the seat by the doorpost of the tabernacle of the LORD. 10 And she was in bitterness of soul, and prayed to the LORD and wept in anguish. 11 Then she made a vow and said, “O LORD of hosts, if You will indeed look on the affliction of Your maidservant and remember me, and not forget Your maidservant, but will give Your maidservant a male child, then I will give him to the LORD all the days of his life, and no razor shall come upon his head.”
19 Then they rose early in the morning and worshiped before the LORD, and returned and came to their house at Ramah. And Elkanah knew Hannah his wife, and the LORD remembered her. 20 So it came to pass in the process of time that Hannah conceived and bore a son, and called his name Samuel, saying, “Because I have asked for him from the LORD.”
27 For this child I prayed, and the LORD has granted me my petition which I asked of Him. 28 Therefore I also have lent him to the LORD; as long as he lives he shall be lent to the LORD.” So they worshiped the LORD there.
a) Hannah was a woman with a relationship with God. She would ask, seek and knock until God heard her cry.
b) Hannah was a prayer warrior. The Bible says that she was in “deep anguish, crying bitterly” as she prayed. (vs. 10)