Bible Verses for Mother's Day

7 Scriptures to Bless Moms on Mother's Day

Bible Verses About Mothers
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Speaking about his mother, Billy Graham said, "Of all the people I have ever known, she had the greatest influence on me." As Christians, let us honor and treasure our mothers for the influence they have had in shaping our lives as believers. One way to bless your loving mom or godly wife this Mother's Day is to share one of these Bible verses about moms.

A Mother’s Influence

A kind, encouraging mother has a tremendous effect on her child’s life. Mothers, more than fathers, are sensitive to the hurts and slights a child encounters growing up. They have the power to remind that the love of God heals all wounds. They can instill in their child the solid values of Scripture, truths that will guide him or her into being a person of integrity.

Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it. (Proverbs 22:6, ESV)

Respect for Parents

The Ten Commandments include a special order to honor our father and mother. God gave us the family as the building block of society. When parents are obeyed and respected, and when children are treated with love and discipline, society and individuals prosper.  

Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be long in the land that the Lord your God is giving you. (Exodus 20:12, ESV)

The Author of Life

God is the Creator of life. He decrees that life should be cherished, from conception to its natural end. In his plan, motherhood is a special gift, a cooperation with our Heavenly Father to bring forth his blessing of life. None of us is a mistake. We were wonderfully formed by a loving God.

For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother's womb. I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well. My frame was not hidden from you, when I was being made in secret, intricately woven in the depths of the earth. Your eyes saw my unformed substance; in your book were written, every one of them, the days that were formed for me, when as yet there was none of them. (Psalm 139:13, ESV)

What Truly Matters

In our upside-down society, cutthroat businesspeople are often respected, while stay-at-home mothers are belittled. In God’s eyes, however, motherhood is a high calling, a vocation he esteems. It is better to gain the respect of God than the praise of men. 

A gracious woman gets honor, and violent men get riches. (Proverbs 11:16, ESV)

Cling to God

Wisdom comes from God; foolishness comes from the world. When a woman founds her household on the Word of God, she lays a foundation that will last forever. In contrast, a woman who follows the morals and fads of the world chases after nonsense. Her family will fall apart.

The wisest of women builds her house, but folly with her own hands tears it down. (Proverbs 14:1, ESV)

Marriage is a Blessing

God established marriage in the Garden of Eden. A wife in a happy marriage is thrice-blessed: in the love she gives her husband, in the love her husband gives her, and in the love she receives from God.

He who finds a wife finds a good thing and obtains favor from the LORD. (Proverbs 18:22, ESV)

Be Exceptional

What is a woman’s greatest accomplishment? To build Christlike character. When a wife or mother shows the compassion of our Savior, she raises up those around her. She is a helpmate to her husband and an inspiration to her children. To reflect the qualities of Jesus is far better than any honor the world could bestow.

An excellent wife who can find? She is far more precious than jewels. The heart of her husband trusts in her, and he will have no lack of gain. She does him good, and not harm, all the days of her life. Strength and dignity are her clothing, and she laughs at the time to come. She opens her mouth with wisdom, and the teaching of kindness is on her tongue. She looks well to the ways of her household and does not eat the bread of idleness. Her children rise up and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her: “Many women have done excellently, but you surpass them all.” Charm is deceitful, and beauty is vain, but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised. Give her of the fruit of her hands, and let her works praise her in the gates. (Proverbs 31:10-12 and 25-31, ESV)

True to the End

His disciples abandoned him. The crowds stayed away. But at the disgraceful, criminal’s execution of Jesus, there stood his mother Mary, true to the end. She was proud of her son. Nothing could keep her away. Jesus returned her love by providing for her care. After his resurrection, what a happy reunion it must have been, a mother’s and son’s love that would never end.

But standing by the cross of Jesus were his mother and his mother's sister, Mary the wife of Clopas, and Mary Magdalene. When Jesus saw his mother and the disciple whom he loved standing nearby, he said to his mother, “Woman, behold, your son!” Then he said to the disciple, “Behold, your mother!” And from that hour the disciple took her to his own home. (John 19:25-27, ESV)

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