May 8, 2016 – Mom, You are Honorable

Preached by Evan Stewart (00:29)

On Mother’s Day, Evan reminded us that God said moms are honorable.  In the Ten Commandments honoring mom makes the top five – and it’s the first commandment with a positive promise.  Jesus references it when he teaches the rich young ruler, as found in Matthew 10, and Paul quotes it again in Ephesians 6.  God takes the honor of motherhood so seriously, that he warns us in Proverbs 30:17, “the eye that mocks a father and despises a mother’s instructions will be plucked out by ravens of the valley and eaten by vultures.”

Honoring mom is easy to say, but not always easy to do.  God commands us to honor our moms and he holds motherhood in a place of great honor.

Moms, from day one your identity has been one of honor.  You may not feel like that today and you’ve certainly have had days when you would passionately disagree, but God declared it.  With all the things you want to improve, with all the comparisons and perfect pictures of motherhood you see in other women or on Facebook or Pintrest, with all the reasons why you know you should not be given a place of honor, God says you are honorable.  You forever hold a place of honor in the sight of God and he will defend that honor.

Scripture References: Exodus 20:12

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