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  • Joe Norton

The Importance of Mothers (5/12/2024)

Then she made a vow and said, ‘O lord of hosts, if You will indeed look on the affliction of Your maidservant and remember me, and not forget Your maidservant, but will give Your maidservant a male child, then I will give him to the Lord all the days of his life, and no razor shall come upon his head” (1 Samuel 1:11).


Of all of the examples of motherhood found in scripture, this one stands out as one of the most dramatic. Hannah, who became the mother of the prophet Samuel, was distraught at being barren; so, she begged the Lord for a son and promised to give him to the Lord.


Hannah was a woman of character and integrity; thus, she kept her word: she turned Samuel over to God at a young age. As a result, God gave her five more children. Samuel became one of the greatest prophets in the Old Testament.


The point of this example of motherhood is not that Hannah received more children—the point is that she did what was best in the training of her son so that he could become a significant agent in God’s great scheme.


The role of a mother should never be overlooked as we prioritize important roles in life. The influence of a godly mother has had a greater impact on the spiritual success of boys and girls than any other one figure.


A well-known saying is that the hand that rocks the cradle rules the world. This statement is made to give honor and credit to the mothers of the world who care enough to provide spiritual guidance for their children. Godly mothers, indeed, are to receive honor.



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