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There were 8 children in the family.
Dad worked hard, and was very quiet-spoken.

The children were concerned because Dad hardly ever
showed appreciation for Mom keeping the small house
so well. Their concern was that he didn't respect her.

On afternoon, Mom had gone to the store.
She stopped on the way back to help a neighbor who
had a sick child.

When Dad came home, all the kids were in the
living room, doing homework.
He looked into the living room, and looked at each
child slowly.

Then he said, “Where is everybody?”

AH! Mom was his “everybody!”

The children never worried again about Dad respecting Mom!

Prov 1:8-9
8 My son, hear the instruction of thy father, and forsake not
the law of thy mother:
9 For they shall be an ornament of grace unto thy head,
and chains about thy neck.

LIGHT from the WORD.

There were TWO tablets of stone on which God wrote the
ten commandments.
The first tablet (commands 1-4) were about man's
relationship with God.
The second tablet (commands 5-10) were about man's
relationship with mankind.

The FIRST commandment on the second tablet was this:

The writer of Proverbs reflects the seriousness of
that commandment (see text above Prov. 1:8-9).

Moses also reflected the seriousness of that command
in Deut. 27:16.
There the Bible says there is a "curse" upon
any child who dishonors father or mother!

In the Bible, mothers were leaders in economic
affairs of the family and community.
(See Prov. 31:16, Prov. 31:24, Acts 16:14)

Sometimes, mothers were involved in military affairs.
(See Judges 4:4-8)

And, more - mothers were involved in religious affairs.
(See 2Kings 22:14, 2Tim. 1:5-7)

"The law of thy mother" is a wonderful ornamental
"chain about thy neck!!"
Wear it PROUDLY!!


Love ya!
Bro. Bruce