BIBLE READING:  Ruth 1:11-18

But Naomi said, “ Turn back my daughters why will  go with me?  Are there still sons in my womb that they may be your husbands? Turn back my daughters,  go –  for I am too old to have a husband.  If I should say I have  hope , if  I should say  have a husband  tonight  and should also bear sons, would you wait for them  till they were grown?  Would you restrain yourselves  from having husbands? No my daughters  for it grieves me  very much for your sakes that the hand of  the Lord has gone out against me. Then they lifted up their voices  and wept again and  Or’ pah  kissed her mother -in-law but Ruth clung to her. And she said, “ Look, your sister-in-law has gone back to her people and to her gods; return after your sister-in-law.” But Ruth said, “ Entreat me not to leave you, Or to turn back from following after you;  For wherever you go, I will go, And wherever you lodge, I  will lodge; Your people shall be my people, And your God, my God. Where you die, I  will die, And there will I be buried. The Lord  do so to me and more so if anything but death  parts you and me. When she saw that she was determined to go with her, she stopped speaking to her.”

I   want   you   to  understand  that it is a blessing to have a good mother.  Mothers   are   the   beginning  of  your purpose of  good foundation and blessing.  A bad mother breeds bad foundation. In life, a child goes through three stages of life:  Isaiah 9:6 says “ For unto us  a Child is born, Unto us, a  Son  is given; And the government will be upon His shoulder: And  His name  will be called  Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God,  Everlasting Father, Prince  of Peace.”

When you are born as a child, you tend to graduate into  son ship or daughter ship.  At this juncture, girls are  being  trained  better than  boys  because  mothers starts training girls from the beginning  to the end. Hence, they graduate from girls to women and eventually marry their husbands. When the women grow old, they  still  serve  their grandchildren. In a traditional Nigerian society,  when children are to be punished  by parents for  some juvenile delinquencies or misdemeanors,  the grandmothers will  shield them.  Grandmothers shields their grand children the same  way  hens protect her chicks from being devoured by hawks or eagles. Mothers   know  how to shield or cover up their husbands because they are born to serve in all their days.  As girls, they  support  their parents better and they still help when they get married. Naturally, they are born to serve  unlike the men. Women tend to know  the sizes  of shoes, under wears, pants, shirts etc of their husbands. They are  naturally wise  since they are trained by mothers.  Girls understand their mother’s language  better than the  boys. When girls get married,  they  help  to discover  their husband’s destiny. Generally, women  influence  people to be hardworking and  successful.  An adage says  “behind every successful man, there is a woman”


  1.  CARING ATTITUDE: Mothers have a caring attitude: They don’t allow parents to beat their children.
  2. LONG  SUFFERING:  Mothers persevere, tolerate and endure. Some are still  in marriage because of  the fate of their children. In short, they have the spirit of long suffering and they are able to resuscitate abandoned projects of the family.
  3. SACRIFICE:  Pregnancy is a risk. During the gestation period- from the first day of pregnancy to delivery, mothers don’t sleep, they are worried, uncomfortable, sometimes sick etc. They bear the pains when they are in labor and sacrifice sleep when the child is born. Naturally, they sacrifice their time and life for their children.
  4. POWER   TO PROTECT:  Mothers  always protect  their children. They do not utter a cause  on their children because they  are aware of the reparation. Mothers  do not reject  their children which is a heritage from the Lord. Mothers protect  their children just the  same way animals protect their children.
  5. LIVING A GODLY LIFE : I f mothers are Godly, then children are considered blessed. Genesis  25:5 says “ And Abraham  gave all that he had to Isaac.”  He gave gifts to the sons of his concubines. Abraham gave God to Isaac; Isaac  gave God to Jacob; Jacob gave God to Joseph; Mary served the Lord and became the mother of Jesus. In the book of Esther, Deborah dealt  well with people.

Everybody  knows that  God made you a good person. You have to be a good mother.  Being  a  mother means that you are  representing  God  to take care of the ills of the society. God wants you to be a good mother  and you must fight  to be a good mother.  You have to protect your children to prevent  fomenting  troubles in the society, accommodating unwholesome abominable acts and other social  ills, for example, gay practice. The  General Overseer prayed for mothers for long life and peace in their homes.



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