There were 8 children in the family.
Dad worked hard, and was quiet-spoken.
He hardly ever showed appreciation to Mom for keeping the
small house so well.

The children were worried that he didn’t really 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.
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.

Just what IS “the law of thy mother?”

Kindness, gentleness, sharing, caring, selflessness, giving.
It is the law of LOVE!

God says mothers are due respect (Exodus 20:12).
And, “watch your mouth” children!

Mothers are leaders in economic affairs.
In Proverbs 31:16, she was to aid her husband in purchase of land.
In Proverbs 31:24, she sold merchandise, made by her hands, for the family.
Lydia was a “seller of purple cloth” (Acts 16:14).

Sometimes mothers are even involved in military affairs.
Deborah was a “wife,” “prophet,” and “judge” (Judges 4:4-8).

But above all, mothers are leaders in religious affairs.
In 2Kings 22:14, the prophetess Huldah was consulted to speak for
God to King Josiah.
In 2Timothy 1:5-7, Timothy’s grandmother and mother are held up for him to
examine for FAITH!

The “LAW of thy mother” is a wonderful “chain about thy neck”!
Wear it proudly!
And honor your mother EVERY day!

Love ya!
Bro. Bruce