Most moms give a lot to their families, especially their children. When we are younger, we tend to be a bit selfish, not considering that our moms have feelings, too!
You only get one mom in your life, so that makes her pretty special. The Bible tells us to honor our parents in Deuteronomy (5:16, NLT): “Honor your father and mother, as the LORD your God
commanded you.” We honor God when we honor our parents!
Honoring means to have deep respect. When you respect someone, you treat them well. You show them courtesy and kindness.
Jesus is always a good example to us. He loved his mother and honored her. When he was dying on the cross in extreme pain, he was thinking about Mary. He told John, his disciple, to take her into John’s home, and from that moment on, he took Mary to live in his household so she would be taken care of.
Moms have a lot of valuable experience and good advice – and the Bible agrees! Proverbs (31:26,27 NLT) says, “When she speaks, her words are wise, and she gives instructions with kindness. She carefully watches everything in her household and suffers nothing from laziness.”
Often, when we are young, we may not believe our moms have anything important to tell us. It’s only when we are older and start to have experiences of our own that we remember the valuable things she said. Proverbs (1:8.9, NASB) says, “Listen, my son, to your father’s instruction, and do not ignore your mother’s teaching; for they are a graceful wreath for your head and necklaces for your neck.” We gain wisdom when we listen to our parents.
Just like everyone, moms are not perfect. They make mistakes, too. We have to forgive each other when this happens and remember our shared love. 1 Corinthians (13:4-6) English Standard Version) says, “Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth.”
You can honor your mom by listening to her and obeying her rules. Say “thank you” often or even make her a card telling her how much you appreciate her.
So, why should we honor our mothers? Because it is a God-honoring thing to do, Jesus showed us his example, and the Bible explains how we gain wisdom when we listen to her wise instruction. Never take your mom for granted – instead, be thankful and filled with love and appreciation.
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