(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.