“She does him good and not evil All the days of her life.” Her love is not dependent upon her feelings or the personal gains she may derive from her husband. A Christian mother expects resistance and refuses to comprise righteousness for acceptance. A good Christian mother stays intimately connected with God so that she will keep a discerning heart. Arnot said it well, “If honor be your clothing, your suit will last a lifetime; but if clothing be your honor, it will soon be worn threadbare.”. Too many husbands fear that their wives will bring them down into debt through careless and frivolous spending. Your children are blessed to have you as a mom. We also find that she is wise, “She opens her mouth in wisdom, And the teaching of kindness is on her tongue.” A fitting ornament is her wisdom and especially in its expression of kindness in her teaching. God still uses mothers to express His love to children. Being a single mom sometimes I need something to get my rear in gear for the Lord. So it is with the virtuous woman. She wears fine clothing as a result of her industry. A man can only accomplish the extraordinary if he is backed up by such an excellent woman. I found a small correction, you have mentioned Jesus said, “You are the salt of the earth” (Luke 5:13).But it is Mathew 5:13. The Christian mother is marked for her diligence and resistance to laziness or slothfulness. The Christian mother is tempted like other believers to doubt the Lord’s hand over her life; yet she remains steadfast in His ability to take care of her and her family’s needs. These various characteristics presented in this passage describe the virtuous / excellent woman. She is preparing material for either sale or for making clothes for her family, or both. 15 She rises also while it is still night, And gives food to her household, And portions to her maidens. If that were true she would not be human. She received this reputation because she is the mother of Jesus Christ. It is from the profits of these things that she launches out into real estate and farming. Perhaps to make something to sell? Paul pointed out to Timothy that the widows the church was to help were those who needed the help and proved to be good workers throughout life. Her trust in God is most evident during the difficult seasons of her life. 24 She makes linen garments and sells [them,] And supplies belts to the tradesmen. How many times can remember in your life that when you needed to talk to someone about problem you were having that is was your mother that was willing listen to you and not only did she listen to you she gave you good sound advice on how to deal with problem. You are correct. 31:10-31 10 “An excellent wife, who can find? Guess what I shared here was too long or deemed useless …Sorry …I enjoyed what you shared and will enjoy continuing to read what you share. In Titus 2:3-5 Paul talks about the older women being reverent in their behavior and not malicious gossips nor enslaved to much wine. If you are married, then you need to be giving active consideration in how you can help your wife develop these characteristics. Notify me of followup comments via e-mail, Previous post: What Is Really Important: The Message of Ecclesiastes, Next post: 21 Inspirational Christian Quotes For Difficult Times. Thanks for stopping by! Here are four great examples of parenting that we can learn from people in the Bible. That should be true for each of you. Home comes first and outside work and investment come later. This morning I would like to talk about the characteristics of a godly mom but these are also the character traits that should mark any godly woman. They have been taught well so they know how to think wisely and properly. Talk with your children about God’s plan of salvation—read to them, pray with them, and teach them wholesome things. This woman was not born with these qualities and they did not appear by magic. 25 Strength and dignity are her clothing, And she smiles at the future. She prays until something happens and then prays more just to praise God for moving. It is the practical application in life of the proper fear of God. She meditates on the Holy Scriptures regularly …. I liked what Reinette Mullenix said a few weeks ago in her testimony that her goal is to become and be known as a godly woman. Paul mentions Lois & Eunice in 2 Timothy 1:5 because of the sincere faith in them that they instilled into Timothy. Again, we find that with qualities like this that it is no wonder that she is valued so highly. “In Your presence is fullness of joy” (Psalm 16:11, NKJV). She goes out looking for the materials that she will need for whatever project she is working on. There is Deborah who proved herself not only to be wise, but also brave even when the around her refused to do what they should have done without her (Judges 4). Are the quotes you have on your site ok to include in the cookbook. “The righteous will shine like the sun in the kingdom of their Father” (Matthew 13:43). Next we find the entrepreneurial theme repeated again. How ever can we make a correction She, along with several other women, are the ones that stayed with Jesus while he was being crucified even though all the disciples except John had fled (John 19:25). “She makes linen garments and sells them, And supplies belts to the tradesmen.” She is an entrepreneurial capitalist. Her excellence of character is not a fleeting thing, for it is based in the inward quality of godliness that dominates her life. Jewels are not valuable just because of their beauty, but because of their rarity. The following 12 qualities are just a tip of the virtues provided by God through Jesus Christ to equip and encourage mothers: “The discerning heart seeks knowledge” (Proverbs 15:14). Hannah. They have either never been married or only had a string of failed marriages behind them. At best is only lasts the few years of your short life. There is Ruth who had the faith to abandon her own people in order to go to the land of Israel with Naomi, her mother-in-law, and follow the true God. . This may be why verse 13 notes she was looking for those items. “She girds herself with strength, And make her arms strong.” She is not afraid of physical labor. Thank you.  Luk 5:13  And he put forth his hand, and touched him, saying, I will: be thou clean. All of these are wonderful characteristics, but the most important ones are found in the next two verses and in verse 30. 5:10-14). 1. “All who follow His precepts have good understanding” (Psalm 111:10). Give her praise in all the areas where she is doing well and encourage and support her in the areas she still needs to improve. They in turn give praise for it. The Old Testament story of Ruth is a good example of such a woman. Feel free to use any of our article in your cookbook. “Charm is deceitful and beauty is vain, But a woman who fears the Lord, she shall be praised.” Charm is deceitful because flattery is used to manipulate people to doing what you want. Sometimes her generosity comes in the form of encouragement. Instead she trusts in the Lord to provide all her needs and grant her desires according to His will. She keeps her home free not only from physical clutter but watches for the spiritual and emotional clutter of worldliness. “Her lamp does not go out at night,” does not mean that she labors all night too. She is not someone who folds her hands and watches others work. Ephesians 5:22-33 speaks of her submission and respect for her husband. Strive for excellence. Mary, the mother of Jesus, commonly referred to as Mary, Mother of Jesus, Saint Mary, Virgin Mary and Blessed Virgin Mary, is one of the most admired figures in the Bible … Perhaps both as indicated later in this passage, but the emphasis here is on here industrious spirit. It consists of 22 stanzas (each verse) written an alphabetical acrostic. More grace for you. It is her virtues that have enabled her to gain such fine clothing for her apparel. 12 She does him good and not evil All the days of her life. And that impact can either be for good or the not so good. Hi, Crystal. Faithful are the wounds of a friend, but deceitful are the kisses of an enemy. A godly mother is generous. We may also surmise that her husband is in some important position in the community since he “known in the gates, when he sits among the elders of the land” (vs 23). There are certain elements that must be present to gain those precious titles from children whether they be our own or those we have adopted. For her worth is far above jewels.” The expression is a wish. i have been told that a mother’s love is unconditional. Most preachers preach about a biblical mother on Mother's Day. Such women are also to be more concerned about adorning themselves with the imperishable quality of a gentle and quiet spirit rather than the perishable qualities of external beauty. A believing mom never gives up on her children especially her prodigal(s). Here is some help. It is an impressive list. 1 Chronicles 16:11 Seek the LORD and his strength; seek his presence continually! “Give her the product of her hands, and let her works praise her in the gates.” She has brought much blessing to others by what she has done for them. 158 Myers Corners Road Prov. God bless you. I may be the one in the pulpit this morning, but anything I do must also be attributed to Diane’s excellence in her role as a wife and mother. He has no fear of her pilfering from the family or squandering finances on herself. And what is wisdom? The idea here of extending her hand and stretching her hands goes beyond just the idea of providing them with some material thing. Christian mothers must never underestimate their calling. Thanks so much Vivian! There are also certain characteristics that mark the good mom as opposed to the bad mom, the godly mom as opposed to the ungodly mom. 22 She makes coverings for herself; Her clothing is fine linen and purple. 13 She looks for wool and flax, And works with her hands in delight. Accordingly, I will attempt to exhaust passages from Proverbs related to godly virtues, as well conduct a quick survey to the contrary of what I call the “Eight Bad Babes of The Bible.” The Proverbs 31 woman demonstrates those priorities. Characteristics of the Virtuous Woman – Proverbs 31:10-31, Grace Bible Church Home Page | This Week’s Sermon | Sermon Archives, For comments, please e-mail  Church office, Subscribe to Pastor Harris’ weekly Sermon Notes via email – Click Here, Grace Bible Church Wappingers Falls, NY 12590 27 She looks well to the ways of her household, And does not eat the bread of idleness. It should also be noted that what any particular woman does will depend on her particular abilities. She demonstrates her faithfulness as she continues to mature in her relationship with God and others. Our sixth characteristic of a good mother is that she will play the role of a councilor and give great Godly advice. Hospitality doesn’t have to be complicated. qualities of a Christian Mother, Crystal McDowell and her husband of 22 years raise their five children in the Midwest. Thank you ladies for your selfless sacrifice for the welfare of your family and for our society. “She makes coverings for herself; her clothing is fine linen and purple.” She used the colors available to her to make fine clothing of contrasting colors. 26 She opens her mouth in wisdom, And the teaching of kindness is on her tongue. They disdain those whom who focus their attention and place their priority on their children and homes. We increasingly see children in our society who curse their mothers instead of blessing them. She has a head for business and knows how to increase her profits through diversification. “Those who know your name trust in you, for you, Lord, have never forsaken those who seek you” (Psalm 9:10). Tagged as: All her diligence in labor and watchfulness over her family gives her confidence for what the future may bring. Feminism may have failed to recognize the importance of motherhood, but we have not. She is invaluable to the kingdom of Christ due to her influence on the next generation. There is Abigail who proved herself to be wise though her husband, Nabal, was wicked (1 Sam. #2 Characteristics of a godly wife is her persistence in prayer. “She rises also while it is still night, And gives food to her household, And portions to her maidens.” The care of her family is more important to her than her own comfort. This is the kind of love described in 1 Corinthians 13 that is based on deep moral grounds of self-sacrifice for the good of the other person. Her desire is to offer words that build others up rather than tear them down. God blessed you for that word that God spoke to you in wisdom to put it as a reminded to all mothers who believed the word of God and working with it as a tools in their lives.Am asking you if you can please send it in by box ? We will see how she does this in later verses. Perhaps it may seem impossible to attain, and in fact it is impossible to attain if you strive to do it in your own power. “She extends her hand to the poor; and she stretches out her hands to the needy.” She meets not only the needs of her family but in compassion she also reaches out to the poor to assist them. “If you forgive anyone’s sins, their sins are forgiven” (John 20:23). Five Characteristics of a Godly Mother. He buys big items and takes the family into debt in leaps, while she will buy little items and take the family into debt slowly). Priscilla, also called Prisca, is mentioned along with her husband Aquila in several places in scripture because of their willingness to risk their own lives for Christ (Rom. She has checked the oil to make sure there is enough to last the night. She is not lazy, for her life is caught up with her concern for others instead of her own comforts and convenience. Diamonds on the other hand are very rare and therefore very valuable. She recognizes that the chasing of worldliness and riches will never bring her peace. I found inspiration in this article, as elsewhere, but no matter how inspired, I always follow the rule “check the book (bible)” -Charles F. Stanley In this message, Dr. Stanley details the many facets of a godly mother as well as describes the lasting impact she can have on her family. What does the feminist movement not understand about motherhood? Young Children – draw a picture about something you hear during the sermon. We have corrected it to read as Matthew being the source. There are a host of Bible passages that describe various aspects of a godly woman. Sitemap | Privacy Policy | Disclaimer | Advertise, Quality #1) Possesses a Keen Sense of Discernment, Quality #2) Persists in Prayer at all Times, Quality #3) Demonstrates Unconditional Love, Quality #4) Cultivates a Joyful Environment, Quality #5) Exhibits Steadfastness in the Word of God, Quality #6) Forgives the Offenses of Others Willingly, Quality #7) Embraces a Spirit of Contentment, Quality #12) Willing to Release her Children to God, What Is Really Important: The Message of Ecclesiastes, 21 Inspirational Christian Quotes For Difficult Times. They would also be the ones from whom she got her own clothes and special things for the family mentioned earlier. Purple was the color for royalty because of its expense. God is powerful. “Her husband is known in the gates, When he sits among the elders of the land.” As I mentioned earlier, because of her excellence, her husband was freed up to be involved in the public affairs of the land. May God bless you more & more. This is one reason why this woman is so valuable. 6:4 ). If your wife, daughter, sister, girlfriend falls short, then don’t point out her faults and berate her. It is an extremely difficult, challenging, and tiring calling, but its rewards are in proportion to the tasks. Let's pause to take a look at 10 Extraordinary Mothers in the Bible.These women obeyed God's calling, served sacrificially, and built a life of faith for their family. Jacob had to earn the dowry to pay for both Leah and Rachel. He had to pay a dowry price to her father. The article was informative and shared will be shared with all women at out church. Questions to consider in discussing the sermon with others. “As a ring of gold in a swine’s snout, So is a beautiful woman who lacks discretion.” Based on her strength and dignity she smiles at the future for she has nothing to fear. Quartz is a very pretty crystal, but because it is so common it is not valuable. But she is no couch potato. This week following Mother’s Day I thought it would be timely to look at some biblical characteristics of godly women. I can't imagine a parent not wanting to positively impact the lives of their children. She is one that Ecclesiastes 5:18 would describe as enjoying herself in all her labor in which she toils under the sun during the few years of life God has granted to her. The believing mother has a wealth of resources available to train, discipline, and love her children in the grace of God. She establishes a trust relationship with God that grows every day. This mother is compelled and encouraged by the Holy Spirit to keeping praying no matter what. While her accomplishments are remarkable, not much is revealed about her in Scripture. b. Hatsheput gave him a king’s education. They realize how good of a mother they have and so they bless her. They are also the characteristics you should be looking for when giving any consideration of a potential wife. And immediately the leprosy departed from him. As a freelance writer for over 12 years, Crystal has written numerous Christian curricula for Sunday School and VBS as well as many articles dealing with marriage, motherhood, and relationships. Her family recognizes this principle in her and practices forgiving others as a way of life. She and her husband named him John, as an angel had instructed. Her godly character shines in all that she does including the products of her hands. well what if thr child is doing someting wrong? Resource – New International Version Bible, The Holy Bible, New International Version®, NIV® Copyright© 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblca, Inc.™ Used by permission. I copied it and now its in my Bible. The phrase “portions to her maidens” is thought by some to mean the daily work to her servants in which case she is also a diligent household manager. The sermon below reminds women of some of the characteristics of a godly mother. The virtuous woman receives the blessing of her children’s praise. All this woman’s other attributes arise from these. The most obvious role Mary plays in the Bible is the motherly figure. Bible Verses About Being A Good Mother Bible verses related to Being A Good Mother from the King James Version (KJV) by Relevance - Sort By Book Order . I am sorry for that. “There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear” (1 John 4:18). She arrived on the planet without mother and father. She herself is also clothed well, in fact we could say she is elegant. 12 She does him good and not evil All the days of her life. She was the first woman and first wife. That is important to remember because it is not the clothes that make her a virtuous woman. Contrary to media language and politically correct speech, a capitalist is a good thing. The household runs well because of her organization and management. Millard Erickson said this about the characteristics or attributes of God, When we speak of the attributes of God, we are referring to those qualities of God that constitute what he is, the very characteristics of his nature.1 Ryrie instead calls Gods characteristics, his perfections because all of the qualities or attributes of God are perfect.2 In this portion of our study, we will be considering Gods attributeshis characteristicshis perfections. There is Mary who desired to be and lived her life as “the bondservant of the Lord” regardless of the personal danger (Luke 1:38). It includes reaching out with a tender touch to comfort, counsel and encourage. All Rights Reserved. She has prepared clothes that will both protect them and look nice. People will write off a difficult, rebellious child—but not a praying mother. “Strength and dignity are her clothing, And she smiles at the future.” She may wear elegant clothes, but her real beauty is her personal dignity. If you have seen yourself falling short of the example of this woman, then seek after God to have these qualities instilled in your life. Even if she has little to share, she willingly offers it to others. “Hope does not disappoint” (Romans 5:5, NKJV). Work is a good thing. She is of high quality. For her worth is far above jewels. 16:3) as well as their humility in taking aside someone like Apollos and teaching him more thoroughly so that he could be better rather than seeking the prominent positions themselves (Acts 18:26). They have entered into their 50’s with solid careers behind them, but with great loneliness and sense of failure. Happy Mothers Day to you. That is the basis of the praise she receives. There is no such thing as the perfect mother, but the Christian mother continues to be perfected by the grace of God. But the mothers of the Bible exhibit qualities that all of us, male or female, parent or not, should strive to apply to our own lives. This is her reward. We are not told specifically why she looks for the wool and flax. We are glad that our society has designated a day to recognize the importance of motherhood. 20 She extends her hand to the poor; And she stretches out her hands to the needy. That is why some similar ideas are repeated within the poem. The belts were specifically sold to international traders, probably the Phonecians. Her wisdom is also seen in her watchfulness over her family. God still uses mothers to provide and care for children. She conceived and gave birth to a son. Many of these books will picture a mother with the Bible open reading it to her children, or they will instruct the children to tell their mother something, or ask for her advice. Titus 2:3-5 “The aged women likewise, that they be in behaviour as becometh holiness, not false accusers, not given to much wine, teachers of good things; That they may teach the young women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children, To be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed.” We have already seen in verse 13 that she may have some sort of business dealing with wool and flax, and in verse 24 we will find that she is making things for sale. Foolishness is living as if there is no God. 3. I love your article of 12 Qualities of a Christian Mother. He would not have time to be involved in such a thing if he had to constantly be watching over what his wife did. The writer expresses here that such a woman is hard to find for there are few women that achieve the high qualifications needed to be considered virtuous or excellent. Sarah and her relationship with Abraham is given as an example in that passage. 14 She is like merchant ships; She brings her food from afar. Now simply having children does not necessarily make a woman a mom any more than a man fathering a child makes him a dad. I find it is always refer to scriptures given by authors and errors are made. It is the natural reaction of children who are well reared. She does not wait around until something has to be done or until someone tells her to do it. And a final reminder to you men. The characteristics that mark this excellent woman rise from within because she has the proper fear of the Lord and seeks Him with all her heart. Her chief concern isn’t the perfect home, but rather a healthy home full of love, laughter, and order. This is a woman who is trustworthy and so is a blessing and a profit to the entire family. Parents, you are responsible to apply God’s Word to your children’s lives. The other reason is that she is rare and therefore precious just as are jewels. “…they should always pray and not give up” (Luke 18:1). Question: what makes a Christian mother distinctive from other mothers? For her worth is far above jewels. In the context of the passage such submission is possible because she is walking wisely with the Lord so that in placing the Lord’s will as above her own she is also willing to give greater preference to her husbands will over her own.