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.


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!
“God’s curse on anyone who dishonors father or mother...” (Deut. 27:16)

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!

What a wonderful “chain about thy neck” this “LAW of thy mother!”
Wear it proudly!

And honor your mother!

Love ya,