Titus 2:4 – That they may teach the young women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children,
The enormity of motherhood cannot be overestimated. There have been many great men who have had worthless fathers, but not many of them had bad mothers. There were four preachers in the family of the great expositor G. Campbell Morgan (1864-1945) including him. Someone asked, “Which Morgan is the greatest preacher?” One son looked at his father and then promptly replied, “Mother!”
The examples of motherhood cannot be forgotten. When Eve bore her first child she acknowledged that he came from God. He wasn’t a “mistake” or an “accident.” He was a gift from the Lord. Jochebed, the mother of Moses, protected her son from death, planned for her son’s future, and trusted in God’s providence, that He would take care of her son after she let him go. Hannah, after she weaned Samuel, whom she had asked the Lord for, gave him back to God. The Syrophenician woman begged Christ to heal her daughter even though she had no right as a Gentile to claim Israel’s sign promises. She was humiliated and humbled, yet persistent – all because of her love.
The expectations of motherhood cannot be ignored. Mothers are to be the child’s parent, not friend! They must tell, teach, touch, and take care of their children. They should speak words of punishment, praise, and passion. Kids need to know and hear that their mothers love them. Teaching doctrine (what is true), as well as discipline (application of that truth) must be carried out with consistency. The touch of a mother’s hand, or hug from a mother’s arms should never be underestimated.
God’s blueprint is for mother’s to take their job seriously. To “guide the house” (1 Tim. 5:14) biblically and lovingly.