Presentation on theme: "HONOR MOTHERS BY ROBERT C. ARCHER. EPHESIANS 6:2-3 2 “HONOR YOUR FATHER AND MOTHER," WHICH IS THE FIRST COMMANDMENT WITH PROMISE: 3 “THAT IT MAY BE WELL."— Presentation transcript:
EPHESIANS 6:2-3 2 “HONOR YOUR FATHER AND MOTHER," WHICH IS THE FIRST COMMANDMENT WITH PROMISE: 3 “THAT IT MAY BE WELL WITH YOU AND YOU MAY LIVE LONG ON THE EARTH.”
WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO HONOR HER? Word “honor” means To "esteem and value as precious" (Amplified NT); to show respect, reverence, kindness, courtesy, and obedience (Wuest)
WHY HONOR HER WHY HONOR HER Because of her teaching Good mothers teach their children God’s word Timothy was a blessing to his mother and to the church. Paul said that he had no one “likeminded” (Phil. 2:19) Why? Because Timothy was taught (2 Tim. 3:14-15)
WHY HONOR HER Because of her example But good mothers don’t just teach by reading, but by their lives. Two men were arguing over Bible translations… A third man jumped in and said that he liked his mother’s – she lived it.
WHY HONOR HER Because of her dedication to God (1 Sam. 1) She has right values Matthew 6:21 (NKJV) “ For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.”
WHY HONOR HER Because of her courage to discipline “The rod and rebuke give wisdom, But a child left to himself brings shame to his mother” (Prov. 29:15) Discipline includes teaching, training and correction.
WHY HONOR HER Because of her dedication to her home Titus 2:3-5 3 the older women likewise, that they be reverent in behavior, not slanderers, not given to much wine, teachers of good things-- 4 that they admonish the young women to love their husbands, to love their children, 5 to be discreet, chaste, homemakers, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God may not be blasphemed.
WHY HONOR HER Because of her beauty Inwardly 1 Peter 3:2-4 2 when they observe your chaste conduct accompanied by fear. 3 Do not let your adornment be merely outward--arranging the hair, wearing gold, or putting on fine apparel-- 4 rather let it be the hidden person of the heart, with the incorruptible beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is very precious in the sight of God.
WHY HONOR HER Because of her love, confidence and trust “O Lord, my heart is not lifted up; my eyes are not raised too high; I do not occupy myself with things too great and too marvelous for me. But I have calmed and quieted my soul, like a weaned child with its mother; like a weaned child is my soul within me.” (Psalm 131:1-2)
CONCLUSION Proverbs 31:28-31 28 Her children rise up and call her blessed; Her husband also, and he praises her: 29 "Many daughters have done well, But you excel them all." 30 Charm is deceitful and beauty is passing, But a woman who fears the LORD, she shall be praised. 31 Give her of the fruit of her hands, And let her own works praise her in the gates.