Read: Proverbs 31:1-9
The words of King Lemuel’s mother to her son urged him to be a pure, sober, honest, and compassionate king. Although there is an exhortation advocating the use of wine, its real meaning is that some people use it to forget their misery, which is not to be followed by a godly person. King Lemuel was fortunate to have a mother who taught him well. Many children and youngsters today do not receive good teaching from their mothers. Either mothers are not following God and His ways, or they may be too obsessed with their careers that they choose not to have children, or do not invest quality time to raise their children in the Lord.
It may be a custom to honour mothers on a particular day every year. Most mothers deserve it, and they are real VIPs. Abraham Lincoln said, “No man is poor who has had a godly mother.” A Spanish proverb says, “An ounce of mother is worth a ton of priest.” Someone once said, “The instruction received at Mother’s knee, together with the pious and sweet souvenirs of the fireside, are never effaced entirely from the soul.”
Today the world needs mothers whose spirits cannot be changed by the world, who are courageous, who pray, and whose faith never wavers. Mothers should remember that they have a high and holy calling. By your words and your example, you ought to teach your children the fear of the Lord. That is a challenge and a privilege!