An Idea Borrowed

Years ago on a radio program someone shared that they read a chapter in Proverbs every day. Since there are 31 chapters and the longest month has 31 days it allows you to read through Proverbs on a regular basis. I use it as the launch pad for my personal worship time and branch out from there. On this blog I will try to share some of the insights I have in the Word. I will try to organize them in the archive by reference.

Thursday, January 31, 2019

A January Mothers’ Day

(Proverbs 31:2 KJV)  What, my son? and what, the son of my womb? and what, the son of my vows?

This is a verse that might be appropriate for Mothers’ Day if Mothers’s Day were a Christian event.  Mothers’ Day as we celebrate it is a time to feel guilt over not calling Mom on a regular basis and stimulate the economy as a result.  Is that cynical enough for you?  Why is this a verse for Mothers’ Day?  If you look at the previous verse you see that this is quoting a mother.  What we ought to be doing on Mothers’ Day is remind mothers of their duty as godly women. 

Most women will admit that someone is their child, in this case a son.  Too often they don’t want to admit that the child is like them.  Usually they forget that this child is a result of their “vows” (5088).  Part of this is to remind us that being a mother should only take place in the shelter of marriage vows.  Our culture is denying that.  What started as compassion for unwed mothers has morphed into a glorification of their valiant struggle.  Godly mothers are within the vows of marriage. 

Even more it is within a vow to God.

So?  Stop glorifying unwed mothers.  If there is repentance then forgive and be supportive but only if there is a genuine vow to God.  He has His standards and we should not be watering them down. 

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