Let’s look at a few passages that cover the importance of mothers…
- I Corinthians 13:4-7– Love is patient; love is kind. Love is not jealous; is not proud; is not conceited; does not act foolishly; is not selfish; is not easily provoked to anger; keeps no record of wrongs; takes no pleasure in unrighteousness, but rejoices in the truth; love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, and endures all things.
When it comes to the Bible’s most well known passage on love, mothers are beautiful examples of the high calling of love that is described.
- Philippians 4:8 – Finally brethren, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of a good report — if there is any virtue and if there is any praise — think on these things.
Moms are a source of honor, goodness, and loveliness. As in all things pure and virtuous, we are encouraged to think upon such things.
- Ephesians 6:2-3 – Honor your father and mother—which is the first commandment with a promise—that it may go well with you and that you may enjoy long life on the earth. Ephesians 6:2-3
In this well-known passage, children are exhorted to the task of honor. All of us — whether we are children or are raising them — should remember to give honor to mothers.
- Psalm 127:3– Lo, children are an heritage of the LORD, and the fruit of the womb is his reward.
This classic passage on motherhood praises God as the giver of children, describing them as a heritage and reward from on high.
- Isaiah 49:15 – Can a woman forget her nursing child, that she should have no compassion on the son of her womb?
This passage praises mothers as symbols of amazing compassion, never forgetting their beloved children.
- Isaiah 66:13 – As one whom his mother comforts, so I will comfort you.
God likens himself to a mother, bringing to mind the incredible comforting ability of a loving mother.
- Psalm 113:9 – He gives the barren woman a home, making her the joyous mother of children. Praise the Lord!
Mother’s Day is difficult for some women who may desire to be a mother, but who face the inability to bear children. In this passage, God describes how he gives women great joy, even those who experience the pain of barrenness.
- Proverbs 1:8-9 – Listen my son, to your father’s instruction and do not forsake you mother’s teaching. They will be a garland to grace your head and a chain to adorn your neck
Throughout Scripture, children are encouraged to care for their mother and to bring them joy.
This classic passage on the “virtuous woman,” provides a beautiful picture of a mother who experiences the joy of her children and husband.