Great families have a higher purpose than themselves.
Dear Jesus, thank you for giving us the gift of mothers. They can be such a picture of honor, sacrifice, and service. Please help us to not take them for granted. As they honor us, we want to honor them and show our appreciation this week. In your name we pray, Amen.
By his divine power, God has given us everything we need for living a godly life. 2 Peter 1:3a
My tears have been my food day and night, while they say to me all the day long, “Where is your God?” Psalm 42:3
Hear, my child, your father’s instruction, and do not reject your mother’s teaching; for they are a fair garland for your head, and pendants for your neck. Proverbs 1:8-9 NRSV
“‘“The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make his face shine on you and be gracious to you; the Lord turn his face toward you and give you peace.”’ Numbers 6:24-26 NIV
How can a young man keep his way pure? By keeping it according to Your word. With all my heart I have sought You; Do not let me wander from Your commandments. Your word I have treasured in my heart, That I may not sign against you. Teach me, O LORD, the way of Your statutes, And I shall observe it to the end. Psalm 119:9-11, 33 NAS
And give my son Solomon an uncluttered and focused heart so that he can obey what you command, live by your directions and counsel, and carry through with building The Temple for which I have provided.” 1 Chronicles 29:19 MSG
But if you will not do so, behold, you have sinned against the Lord, and be sure your sin will find you out. Numbers 32:23
And don’t just do the minimum that will get you by. Do your best. Work from the heart for your real Master, for God, confident that you’ll get paid in full when you come into your inheritance. Keep in mind always that the ultimate Master you’re serving is Christ. Colossians 3:23 MSG
She keeps an eye on everyone in her household, and keeps them all busy and productive. Her children respect and bless her; her husband joins in with words of praise: “Many women have done wonderful things, but you’ve outclassed them all!” Charm can mislead and beauty soon fades. The woman to be admired and praised is the woman who lives in the Fear-of-God. Give her everything she deserves! Festoon her life with praises! Proverbs 31:27-31 MSG
If you love me, show it by doing what I’ve told you. John 14:15 MSG