The Symbolic Praise of Motherhood

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We typically honor our mothers with roses on Mother’s Day. The rose symbolizes love and heartfelt gratitude. Today, let’s honor Manoah’s wife with a bouquet of beautiful roses for her example of motherhood.

Who is Manoah's Wife?

Known throughout the Bible as “Manoah’s wife,” another phrase can be used to describe this lovely lady: She was “Samson’s mother.” This gentle woman lived her life in the shadow of two men—her husband, Manoah, and her famous son, Samson, a judge of God’s people and the strongest man who ever lived. Being a wife and mother appears to have been enough for her happiness and fulfillment.

BIBLE VERSES ABOUT MOTHERHOOD

Aren’t you glad the Bible paints such a positive picture of parenting? From it we learn these divine truths about being a mom:

  • Children are a heritage from the Lord (Psalm 127:3).
  • The fruit of the womb is a reward (Psalm 127:3).
  • The Bible also gives parents sound advice for raising children. For instance …
  • Train up a child in the way he should go (Proverbs 22:6).
  • Bring your children up in the training and instruction of the Lord (Ephesians 6:4).
  • Love your children (Titus 2:4).

Have a blessed and happy Mother’s Day! 

PONDER

If you’re a mom, your calling is a high and noble one, a momentous stewardship as God entrusts precious children—His special creations—to you!

RESPOND

God, thank You for the women of the Bible and for the one You chose to bring Your beloved Son into this world. Thank You for their example of love and obedience to You. I know that You can do anything through me if I will obey and trust You. Amen.

RENEWING RESOURCES FROM ELIZABETH GEORGE

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You’ll find encouragement for your own faith journey as you learn how God has comforted, helped, and provided for women in One Minute with the Women of the Bible by Elizabeth George.

REFLECT

What has the Bible taught me about motherhood?

REMEMBER

Start or end your day with the powerful reminders of God’s work in the lives of women in the Bible.


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Jim and Elizabeth George

Jim and Elizabeth George are bestselling authors and national speakers dedicated to helping people live a life after God’s own heart. Together, they have written over 150 books with more than 14 million copies sold around the world. For over 35 years, the teachings and steadfast example of Elizabeth and Jim have helped countless men and women:

  • Simplify life by focusing on God’s priorities.
  • Appreciate God’s Word and apply it to everyday situations.
  • Respond to circumstances with confidence by seeing yourself through God’s loving eyes.
  • Increase closeness in marriage by serving and honoring each other.
  • Powerfully shape the hearts of children and teenagers.
  • Enjoy greater intimacy with God.

Learn more about Jim and Elizabeth George here.

Jim and Elizabeth George

Jim and Elizabeth George are bestselling authors and national speakers dedicated to helping people live a life after God’s own heart. Together, they have written over 150 books with more than 14 million copies sold around the world. For over 35 years, the teachings and steadfast example of Elizabeth and Jim have helped countless men and women:

  • Simplify life by focusing on God’s priorities.
  • Appreciate God’s Word and apply it to everyday situations.
  • Respond to circumstances with confidence by seeing yourself through God’s loving eyes.
  • Increase closeness in marriage by serving and honoring each other.
  • Powerfully shape the hearts of children and teenagers.
  • Enjoy greater intimacy with God.

Learn more about Jim and Elizabeth George here.


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