Three Ways To Treat Your Mom by Jason Exley

Listen to 1 Timothy 5:1, “Do not rebuke an old man harshly, but exhort him as if he were your father.  Threat younger men as brothers, older women as mothers, and younger women as sisters, with absolute purity.”  

Mother’s are special people and Paul instructs Timothy to honor the women in his life. Here are three ways  to show love to your mom.

1) Show Her Honor.  In the 10 Commandments, the first command that is not God-directed is “Honor your mother and father…”  One way that you can show someone honor is simply by spending time with them.  Now, I’m not suggesting you move back home – but I am suggesting that you call home, visit home, email, check on their needs.  There are a lot of gifts you can give on Mother’s Day, but the greatest gift is your time.

2) Help Her Out. Even Jesus while he was dying on the cross was aware of his mother’s needs.  You’ve got to top the cross to ignore your mom’s needs. 

3) HEAR HER OUT.  Listen to Solomon (the wisest man who ever lived) in Proverbs 1:8 he wrote, “Listen, my son, keep your father’s instruction and do not forsake your mother’s teaching.” Mom’s have your best interest at heart, and they may not always be right 100% of the time – but hear her out.

Homework:  Start by calling or dropping by to visit your mom and spend some time with her.

About jasonexley

After growing up as a Missionary Kid in Argentina and other Latin American countries, my wife and I now live in Midlothian, TX, where we pastor a really exciting new church called Life Church.

Posted on May 8, 2011, in Church, Love Articles and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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