Saturday Morning Devotional
Mothers Through the Lens of Proverbs 31
What a blessing it is that the Lord gave us mothers! Regardless of your situation, somewhere there has been a mother figure in your life. A mother does not have to be biological, only filled with love. Let’s see what the Bible says as we take a look at mothers through the lens of Proverbs 31.
I love Proverbs 31, but oh my goodness, what a challenge! The characteristics are definitely something to strive for, but when I really take a look at it, I can see these characteristics in mothers and friends I know personally.
I really like the fact that Proverbs 31 was written by a mother to her son! Who knows best the influence a wife has on a husband more than a woman? This mother wanted to make sure her son chose wisely, so she taught him what to look for in a wife.
Proverbs 31 Characteristics of a Mother
- Verse 10 – Valuable to Her Family
- Verse 11 – Trustworthy
- Verse 12 – Brings Good to Others
- Verse 13 – Hard Worker
- Verse 14 – Smart Shopper
- Verse 15 – Provides Food
- Verse 16 – Smart Business Woman
- Verse 17 – Capable and Strong
- Verse 18 – Investor
- Verse 19 – Industrious
- Verse 21 – Generous
- Verse 22 – Takes Pride in Her Home and Appearance
- Verse 23 – Chooses a Respectable Spouse
- Verse 24 – Creative Entrepreneur
- Verse 25 – Dignified and Trusts the Lord
- Verse 26 – Wise Mentor
- Verse 27 – Attentive to Her Family
- Verse 28 – Praised by Her Family
- Verse 29 – Noble
- Verse 30 – Has a Reverential Fear of the Lord
- Verse 31 – Honorable Reputation
As I read these characteristics, I had many of you in my mind – by name! I guess I have done a good job of picking my friends and family, because you fit this Biblical description! I am truly blessed!
My mother has been such a great Godly example in my life, and I am blessed to have her, but I am also blessed to have a great daughter, daughter-in-law, sister, grandmothers (who have already passed), mothers-in-law, aunts, cousins, friends, church family, and Internet friends who are such wonderful examples of mothers through the lens of Proverbs 31. So thank you!
A Proverbs 31 Gift
I mentioned in my newsletter last week that I was celebrating my 1 year anniversary for Home with Grace and Joy! Since you are the only way I have been able to do this, I wanted to do something for you. I wrote this E-book for girls based on Proverbs 31 back in 2007, but I never shared it. Eventually it will be for sale, but for at least the rest of this month, you can download it here free. Most of you already get my newsletter, but it will allow you to put your email in again to get the download. I hope you know someone who will enjoy it.
Song About a Mother (Kind of)
This is a different kind of song than you would expect on a weekend when we are honoring mothers. The song’s title is “Unsung Hero,” written by For King and Country to honor their dad. However, there is one lyric that stands out to me every time I hear it.
“And you love like your mother, like there is nothing to lose.”
I love the fact that the song is about their father, but it honors him because he loves like a mother. There really is something about a mother’s love that stands out from the rest, because they love “like there is nothing to lose.” If you have not heard this beautiful song, listen to “Unsung Hero” here.
Proverbs 31 Quotes/Scriptures
As we celebrate this weekend, remember how blessed we are when we look at mothers through the lens of Proverbs 31. We can honor our mothers and strive to be the mothers we want our children to have. Feel free to share something about your mother in the comments, and be sure to grab the E-book.
I would like to share a few other posts about the mothers in my life –
My mom, Joy – This was written by Jay.
Jay’s mom, Barbara – This was written by Jay.
Jay’s second mom, Linda – He doesn’t like to refer to her as a step-mom, because she has always been like a second mom to him.
Have a Grace & Joy-filled day!
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