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Honoring Moms (Deuteronomy 5:16)
Family has always been close to the heart of God.
In the Garden of Eden, after He had made everything else God made the first man Adam and set him in the garden to tend to it. If we’re not careful in our reading we might think that what happened next was an afterthought because after Adam reviewed and named all of the creatures that God had made Adam found no companion among them for himself – this not only displeased the man but it displeased the Lord.
Did God think that the fellowship between He and the man He had made would be enough to satisfy the need of companionship within the man? Again, I remind you that what happened next was not an afterthought as if God had somehow had been unaware. God’s plan to populate the earth would require a suitable companion for Adam and so from the man God took a rib and fashioned a perfect counterpart to the man He had made. Adam called her woman – ishshah – wife and later in (Gen 3:20) he called her the “mother of all living (beings).”
Family began as a gift from God!
From that account in Genesis 2 –we see by extension, that mothers are a gift from God as well.
But God’s love for family had a far reaching purpose and His plan for motherhood involved the redemption of men. In the beginning, Eve messed up and her husband with her creating a condition into which every one of us has been born into – separation from God because of sin. The Bible says that, “when the fullness of time had come, God sent forth His Son, born of a woman, born under the Law, to redeem those who were under the Law…”(Gal 4:4-5).
The Lord God used the seed of the woman to bruise the head of the serpent (Gen 3:15) – He used Jesus, His own Son, born of a virgin to defeat the tempter (Satan) and bring us back into His family by way of adoption. We have been doubly blessed then by our mothers – one gave us life in this world and one bore in her womb the One who would give eternal life to all who believe. Thank the Lord for motherhood!
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