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Whether a mom is married or single, she has a tough job. She needs encouragement whenever she starts to feel ineffective and affirmation of her authority when the kids just won’t listen. Here are some helpful Bible verses for moms.
Pointing to the origin of humanity as described in the Old Testament, Genesis 3:20 says, "Adam named his wife Eve, because she would become the mother of all the living."
For affirmation a child's obligation to his mom, see Exodus 20:12, which says, "Honor your father and your mother, so that you may live long in the land the LORD your God is giving you."
Leviticus 19:3 advises, "Each of you must respect his mother and father, and you must observe my Sabbaths. I am the LORD your God."
Regarding the duty of a child to his mother, Deuteronomy 5:16 says, "Honor your father and your mother, as the LORD your God has commanded you, so that you may live long and that it may go well with you in the land the LORD your God is giving you."
Esteem for mothers shows in Luke 1:43, which reads, "Buy why am I so favored, that the mother of my Lord should come to me?"
Regarding a mom’s promise, II Kings 4:30 reads, "But the child’s mother said, ‘As surely as the LORD lives and as you live, I will not leave you.’ So he got up and followed her."
Proverbs 10:1 speaks of a child’s foolishness, "The proverbs of Solomon: A wise son brings joy to his father, but a foolish son grief to his mother."
A promise of endless comfort appears in Isaiah 66:13, which says, "As a mother comforts her child, so will I comfort you; and you will be comforted over Jerusalem."
Ezekiel 16:44 advises, "Everyone who quotes proverbs will quote this proverb about you: ‘Like mother, like daughter.’"
The role of a mom
Luke 2:51 speaks of the thoughts of all mothers’ hearts. It reads, "Then he went down to Nazareth with them and was obedient to them. But his mother treasured all these things in her heart."
Jesus’ presenting Mary as the mother of the world appears in John 19:26-27. This passage states, "When Jesus saw his mother there, and the disciple whom he loved standing nearby, he said to his mother, ‘Dear woman, here is your son,’ and to the disciple, ‘Here is your mother.’ From that time on, this disciple took her into his home."
This oft-cited story of Jesus’ visit to the home of his friend Lazarus and the two sisters, Mary and Martha, appears at John 11:28, according to Biblos.com. The tales portrays the sisters as having two distinct types of personalities. It reads, "And after she had said this, she went back and called her sister Mary aside. ‘The Teacher is here,’ she said, ‘and is asking for you.’"
Proverbs 22:6 provides some cherished reinforcement for all moms. It says, "Train a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not turn from it."