Forsake not your mother’s teaching


My son, keep your father’s commandment, and forsake not your mother’s teachingBind them on your heart always; tie them around your neck.  When you walk, they will lead you; when you lie down, they will watch over you; and when you awake, they will talk with you.  For the commandment is a lamp and the teaching a light, and the reproofs of discipline are the way of life, Proverbs 6:20-23

In Proverbs up until now, usually only the father is mentioned. As a mother, I am grateful that moms are mentioned here.

This reminds me of what the Apostle Paul wrote to Timothy:

I am reminded of your sincere faith, a faith that dwelt first in your grandmother Lois and your mother Eunice and now, I am sure, dwells in you as well.
2 Timothy 1:5 ESV

Mothers, do not underestimate the influence you have on the lives of your children.  Pray for them.  Teach them about God.  Encourage them to follow Jesus.  Love them.

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