Motherhood Series, Part 4: Respect for Mothers and Motherhood

For You From The Word

King Solomon rose up to meet (his mother Bathsheba) and bowed down to her, and sat down on his throne and had a throne set for the king’s mother; so she sat at his right hand. (1Kings 2:19, NKJV)

For You To Think About

Fourth in a series on motherhood

woman's eyeIn Bible times, Hebrew mothers were honored and valued. That attitude contrasts starkly with the Eastern cultural view towards women – both then and now.

King Solomon, the wisest man who ever lived, demonstrated this attitude of respect towards mothers and motherhood in a particularly poignant scene.

His mother came to petition her son, the king, on a delicate family matter. Although Solomon wisely chose to deny the request, he treated his mother with reverence: he stood when she entered. He bowed down to her. He had a chair brought for her comfort. He invited his mother to sit in the exalted position – at his right hand.

In a day and time when the king was placed on a pedestal, Solomon stepped down in order to lift up his mother.

The respect afforded to Hebrew mothers serves as a powerful reminder of the high value God, too, places on motherhood and mothers.

For You To Pray

Heavenly Father,
Thank you for the high value You place on mothes and motherhood. Move today in women, man, and families to respect motherhood. Let our nation honor mothers as You do.
In Jesus’ name, Amen.

More in our Motherhood Series

Motherhood Series, Part 1: Mothers are Heirs

Motherhood Series, Part 2: A Special Word for a Mother’s Love

Motherhood Series, Part 3: Four Ways a Mother Nurtures Her Child

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