Are Godly Mothers Necessary Today?

God has assigned mothers a role and responsibility in the structure of a family. Even though God is the author of life (Job 1:21; Psalm 139:13), He uses the woman to be the vessel of the delivery of life, and gives the woman (the mother) the ability to care for, nurture and raise up the child with instruction and training. Being a mother is a position of great privilege, but also one of great responsibility. According to Scripture, there are two types of mothers: godly mothers and ungodly mothers. Godly mothers follow the Lord God with obedience and reverence and imparts this wisdom and knowledge continually to her children (Deuteronomy 6:6-9). Ungodly mothers will silence the voice of God in their own home and live lives in conflict of God’s will and His Word (1 Kings 18:4, 13). It is mothers who build families and, as our mothers are successful in their walk and obedience will help our nation to grow and prosper. Mothers are to remain persistent in the prayers for their children (Luke 11:9-10). In addition, mothers are to promote worshiping God in the lives of their children and with their own actions. God’s Word is the protection and covering for our children, and mothers help provide the foundational training for their children (Proverbs 22:6). In stark contrast, it was Jezebel’s negative influence that affected her own daughter, Athaliah, who continued the ungodly practices of her mother with her own children (2 Chronicles 24:7). A mother should never use her children for selfish motivation or reasoning (Mark 6:21-29). Protect your children from the the negative influence of today’s society and remain strong in courage and wisdom when following the Lord through our Savior Jesus Christ, and their children will follow in reverence and obedience to God (2 Chronicles 27:1-2; 2 Timothy 1:4-7). God provides mothers, who believe in and trust God, and when they humble themselves before God, a spirit of power and the ability to succeed. “For God has not given us a spirit of fearfulness, but one of power, love, and sound judgment. (2 Timothy 1:7). In this power, godly mothers can build godly character into their children for today and for generations to come.


About melvingaines

I am a communications professional, author and speaker with years of experience as a business owner and corporate supervisor. My philosophy is “excellence in leadership-by-example with integrity and without compromise.” I am a member of the National Association of Black Accountants and served as President of the National Association of Credit Management, Greater Akron (OH). I have also held memberships with the American Collectors Association International, Inc. and the Commercial Law League of America. I am Church Administrator and Sunday school instructor at Akron Alliance Fellowship Church in Akron, Ohio. I have taught adult Sunday school for over 25 years and facilitated numerous bible studies and church cell group sessions. Every now and then, I fill in for the pastor with a sermon. I am a longtime advocate of Christian-based elementary and high school education. I am a graduate of The University of Akron with a degree in Business and Organizational Communication, and recently earned a Master’s degree in Christian Studies at Crown College, St. Bonifacius, Minnesota. I am also a member of the Chaplains Association of Ohio, and involved in Clinical Pastoral studies for possible full or part-time chaplaincy. I am a native of Cleveland, Ohio and I am married to my lovely childhood sweetheart, Lynn. View all posts by melvingaines

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