The Godly Mothers

Posted on 10 May 2020, Pastor: Tolu Makinde
Title: The Godly Mothers
Text: Ex. 2:1-4
Exo 2:1  And a man of the house of Levi went and took as wife a daughter of Levi.
Exo 2:2  So the woman conceived and bore a son. And when she saw that he was a beautiful child, she hid him three months.
Exo 2:3  But when she could no longer hide him, she took an ark of bulrushes for him, daubed it with asphalt and pitch, put the child in it, and laid it in the reeds by the river’s bank.
Exo 2:4  And his sister stood afar off, to know what would be done to him.
  • Explain the background to the text.
  • Moses’ mother took a risk by doing what she did
  • However, she did it to protect Moses
  • This chapter is full of seeming coincidences. For example, why did Pharaoh’s daughter happened to be bathing right where the ark was floating? Why did the baby happened to cry and thus draw out her compassion? Why was Moses’ mother accepted by Pharaoh’s daughter as his nurse?
  • These may seem like coincidences, but I believe that these are God’s ways of answering a mother’s prayer
  • The devil was foiled by his own weapon, inasmuch as Pharaoh, whom he was using to frustrate the purpose of God, is used of God to nourish and bring up Moses, who was to be His instrument in confounding the power of Satan.
  • God used the prayer of the mother of Moses and the children of Israel to confound the enemy
  • 1Co 1:27  But God has chosen the foolish things of the world to put to shame the wise, and God has chosen the weak things of the world to put to shame the things which are mighty;
  • I pray for all the mothers that are here, your prayers will be used to put the enemy to shame in Jesus name.
Main Topic
Characteristics of Godly Mothers
    • The story of the woman who was trying to protect her children, went to a prophet, and became a witch unwillingly.  In the quest to protect her family, she became her families’ nightmare.  Thank God she was delivered.
    • Godly mothers know that protection of their families is only in the hand of God.
    • 2Ki 4:1  A certain woman of the wives of the sons of the prophets cried out to Elisha, saying, “Your servant my husband is dead, and you know that your servant feared the LORD. And the creditor is coming to take my two sons to be his slaves.” 2Ki 4:2  So Elisha said to her, “What shall I do for you? Tell me, what do you have in the house?” And she said, “Your maidservant has nothing in the house but a jar of oil.”
    • Godly mothers are:
  • Loving
  • Caring
  • Selfless
  • To all our mothers, I say thank you for your love, care, and selfless sacrifices you make everyday because of your husband and your children.
Duties of Godly Mothers
    • Pray for their children – their prayers shape the destiny of their children
  • Moses’ mother must have been praying.
  • The prayer of Hannah concerning Samuel – 

    [1Sa 1:11]  And she vowed a vow, and said, O LORD of hosts, if thou wilt indeed look on the affliction of thine handmaid, and remember me, and not forget thine handmaid, but wilt give unto thine handmaid a man child, then I will give him unto the LORD all the days of his life, and there shall no razor come upon his head.
    • They bring their children close to God
  • It was my mother that took us to church at all times – even if when I did not know Jesus, I knew there is a God
  • That knowledge stuck with me into adulthood until Jesus found me
    • They train their children in a godly manner
  • Pro 22:6  Train up a child in the way he should go, And when he is old he will not depart from it.
    • They discipline their children
  • Pro 23:13  Do not withhold correction from a child, For if you beat him with a rod, he will not die. Pro 23:14  You shall beat him with a rod, And deliver his soul from hell.
    • They are role models to their children
  • The female child wants to be like her mother
  • The male child wants to marry a woman like his mother
    • They also perform duties of
  • The housekeeper
  • The physician
  • The nurse
  • The psychologist
  • The confidant
  • The health inspector
  • The dentist
  • The cook
  • The wash woman
  • The fashion police
  • The night watcher
  • And they do not take vacation
Blessings of Godly Mothers
  • Her prayers are answered
  • She is trusted by her family, because they know her motives are in their best interest.
  • She will live to fulfill her days and see her children’s children
  • She will eat the fruit of her labor
  • She will not labor in vain
  • Even if the beginning of her days were rough, her latter end shall be great
  • Prov. 31:10-31
  • To all our mothers – even if we don’t show our appreciation for all you do at all times, please know today that we appreciate and cherish you.