By Carrie Lowrance, Crosswalk.com
Mother’s Day is just around the corner. Are you ready? You’ve got the perfect gifts picked out from you and the kids. You have your own Mother’s present prepared to go. Depending on if you’re cooking for Mom or making reservations, reservations are made, and groceries have been bought. Now, what about the card? It can be hard finding the perfect Mother’s Day card with the perfect Bible verse. Sometimes it’s hard even to know what to write in a card. One of the best ways to remedy this is to go back to Scripture about Moms and women in the Bible to find Mother's Day Bible verses to share. These Scriptures, along with some heartfelt words from you, are sure to make Mom feel special this Mother's Day. First, let’s find out what the Bible says about these amazing women.
Bible Verses About Mothers
The Bible says many beautiful things about mothers. Proverbs 31:25-30 says, “She is clothed with strength and dignity, and she laughs without fear of the future. When she speaks, her words are kind, and she gives instructions with kindness. She carefully watches everything in her household and suffers nothing from laziness. Her children stand and bless her. Her husband praises her: “There are many virtuous and capable women in the world, but you surpass them all!” Charm is deceptive, and beauty does not last; but a woman who fears the Lord will be greatly praised.”
What Jesus Says about Women
Jesus saw women as having an intrinsic value equal to that of men. He saw them as human beings and not second class citizens, which was how they were treated at that time. He wasn’t concerned about their sex, age, or marital status but was more concerned about their relationship with God.
He addressed women in public, regardless of the situation they were in, and spoke to them with thoughtfulness and caring. He didn’t approve of the sins of the women he met; instead, he confronted them, knowing that they had free will to repent and turn back to God.
Jesus regarded women with the highest regard, showing them worth and dignity as human beings. He valued their friendship, prayers for him, financial support, and witness. He honored them, taught them, and thoughtfully ministered to them.
Bible Verses for Mother's Day
1. “Honor your father and mother.” This is the first commandment with a promise. If you honor your father and mother, “things will go well for you, and you will have a long life on earth.” Ephesians 6:2-3
2. “Treat older women as you would your mother, and treat younger women all the purity as you would your own sisters.” 1 Timothy 5:2
3. “My child, listen when your father corrects you. Don’t neglect your mother’s instruction. What you learn from them will crown you with grace and be a chain of honor around your neck.” Proverbs 1:8-9
4. “When she speaks, her words are wise, and she provides instructions with kindness. She carefully watches everything in her household and suffers nothing from laziness.” Proverbs 31:26-27
5. “Direct your children on the right path, and when they are older, they will not leave it.” Proverbs 22:6
6. “I will comfort you there in Jerusalem as a mother comforts her child.” Isaiah 66:13
7. And Mary said: “My soul glorifies the Lord and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior, for he has been mindful of the humble state of his servant. From now on all generations will call me blessed, ..." Luke 1:46-48
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Bible Verses about Love
13. “Love is patient and kind. Love is not jealous or boastful or proud or rude. It does not demand its own way. It is not irritable, and it keeps no record of being wronged. It does not rejoice about injustice but rejoices whenever the truth wins out. Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful and endures through every circumstance.” 1 Corinthians 13:4-7
14. “Don’t just pretend to love others. Really love them. Hate what is wrong. Hold tightly to what is good. Love each other with genuine affection, and take delight in honoring each other.” Romans 12:9-10
15. “A friend is always loyal, and a brother is born to help in times of need.” Proverbs 17:17
16. “Three things will last forever-faith, hope, and love-and the greatest of these is love.” 1 Corinthians 13:13
17. “Always be humble and gentle. Be patient with each other, making allowance for each other’s faults because of your love. Make every effort to keep yourselves united in Spirit, binding yourselves together with peace.” Ephesians 4:2-3
18. “Most important of all, show deep love for each other, for love covers a multitude of sins.” 1 Peter 4:8
19. “We know what real love is because Jesus gave up his life for us. So we also ought to give up our lives for our brothers and sisters. If someone has enough money to live well and sees a brother or sister in need but shows no compassion-how can God’s love be in that person? Dear children, lets not just merely say that we love each other, let us show the truth by our actions.” 1 John 3:16-18
20. “And do everything with love.” 1 Corinthians 16:14
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Bible Verses about Women
8. “Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fears the LORD is to be praised. Honor her for all that her hands have done, and let her works bring her praise at the city gate." Proverbs 31:30-31
9. “A gracious woman gains respect, but ruthless men only gain wealth.” Proverbs 11:16
10. “The wise woman builds her house, but with her own hands the foolish one tears hers down." Proverbs 14:1
11. “In the same way, you wives must accept the authority of your husbands. Then, even if some of them refuse to obey the Good News, your Godly life will speak to them without any words. They will be won over by observing your pure and reverent lives.” 1 Peter 3:1-2
12. “Similarly teach the older women to live in a way that honors God. They must not slander others or be heavy drinkers. Instead, they should teach others what is good. These older women must train the younger women to love their husbands and their children, to live wisely and be pure, to work in their homes, to do good, and to be submissive to their husbands. Then they will not bring shame on the word of God.” Titus 2:3-5
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The Example of Hannah, an Amazing Mother in the Bible
A great story about a Mom from the Bible is the story of Hannah. Hannah was married to a man who loved her very much, but he also had another wife. The other wife was able to have children, but the Lord had not worked this miracle in Hannah’s womb. Even though the other wife was mean to her, Hannah continued to pray to the Lord and was eventually blessed with a son, Samuel. She told the Lord that if He blessed her with a son that she would give her son to Him.
Hannah continued to be faithful, and the Lord blessed her. When Samuel was old enough, she took him to the church and presented him to the priest, where he continued to live out his days serving the Lord. I love how even though Hannah had her doubts and wasn’t sure if she would ever have children, she continued to be faithful in the Lord. This goes to show that even when we aren’t sure how things are going to turn out, the best thing to do is be faithful to the Lord and watch to see what He is going to do.
The moms in our lives, whether they are our own, someone else’s, or our surrogate moms, deserve to have the best Mother’s Day ever. Take some time to find the perfect gift, plan a great meal, and write one of these heartfelt verses in a card, all the while thanking God for the many “moms” in our lives.
Dear Father, we approach your throne on behalf of the mothers whom you have entrusted with the care of your most precious little ones. We thank you for creating each mom with a unique combination of gifts and talents. We thank you for the sacrifice of self each mom gives for her children. For the late nights spent rocking a colicky infant. For the hands calloused from washing, wiping, scrubbing, mixing, backing, stirring, hugging, patting, disciplining, holding, writing, erasing, painting, and pouring.
We thank you for the gift of time moms give for their kids, whether it’s stay-at-home moms, working moms, and moms who have some combination of the two. We thank you for the flexibility of moms, for their tirelessness, their perseverance, and their devotion.
We pray you give each mom strength. Help her to see in every mundane task the eternal, cosmic significance that you place on motherhood. Help her to understand that the most radical, world-changing events may be happening anonymously in her home. Help her to forgive those who undermine her significance.
Most of all, Lord, on this day in which we honor mothers, may we love and cherish the special women who have born us, who have nurtured us, and who have prayed for our well-being. May our hearts overflow with gratitude to you, who formed and knitted each of us in a mother’s womb. Amen. - Daniel Darling
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Carrie Lowrance is a writer and author. Her work has been published on Huffington Post, The Penny Hoarder, Young Modern Money, and WriteSpike. She is also the author of two children’s books, Don’t Eat Your Boogers (You’ll Turn Green) and Brock’s Bad Temper (And The Time Machine). You can find out more about Carrie and her writing at www.carrielowrance.com.
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