THE IMPORTANT LEADERSHIP OF MOTHERS

My son, do not forget my teaching,
but let your heart keep my commandments,
for length of days and years of life
and peace they will add to you.Let not steadfast love and faithfulness forsake you;
bind them around your neck;
write them on the tablet of your heart.
So you will find favor and good success
in the sight of God and man. (Proverbs 3:1-4)

O dear mother, you have a very sacred trust reposed in you by God! He hath in effect said to you, “Take this child and nurse it for me, and I will give you thy wages.”

You are called to equip the future man of God, that he may be thoroughly furnished unto every good work. Those who think that a women detained at home by her little family is doing nothing think the reverse of what is true.

Scarcely can the godly mother quit her home for a place of worship, but dream not that she is lost to the work of the church. Far from it, she is doing the best possible service for her Lord.

Mothers, the godly training of your offspring is your first and most pressing duty.1

Charles Spurgeon

Further reading

Endnotes

  1. Charles SpurgeonAt the Master’s Feet [Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2005], September 19.