May 9, 2021
MOTHER'S DAY SERMON
GOD'S DESIGN OF GODLY WOMANHOOD
Proverbs 31 : 10 - 31
Introduction: A teacher gave her class of second graders a lesson on the magnet and what it does. The next day in a written test, she included this question: My full name has six letters. The first one is M. I pick up things. What am I?
When the test papers were turned in, the teacher was astonished to find that almost 50 percent of the students answered the question with the word "Mother."
Today is the day when we celebrate one of God's great gifts to the world: the mother. While I will be preaching what could be classified as a Mother's Day message, I want to include all women under the umbrella of what I am going to say today.
The Bible makes it clear that the man is the head of God's creation! If man is the head, then woman must be the crown. When God made woman, He was finished with His creation. Woman was the last creative act of God. You can make that what you will!
Let's look at it like this: Adam, went to sleep, had surgery on his side and woke up with a pain in the neck! In all sincerity, godly women are the backbone of the home and the church! Without godly women, their work, their influence and their abilities, we would have to shut the doors of the church and declare the home an unfit place to live.
The message I will preach today is not designed to put women down. Instead, it is designed to put them where they belong, on a pedestal (treat with exaggerated regard; often ignoring imperfections). It designed to show and speak to husbands, children, and families, and to remind them of just how important godly women truly are.
This passage of Scripture was written in praise of Godly womanhood, and I want to preach about GOD'S DESIGN OF GODLY WOMANHOOD. Notice several thoughts that present themselves in this passage today!
THE PLAN IS GOD'S
A. The word "virtuous" refers to 'the strength of an army." It refers to a person who is strong, has character and integrity. Prov. 18:22 says, "Whoso findeth a wife findeth a
good thing, and obtained favour of the LORD."
B. The king's mother acknowledges God's plan for families.
1. She knows it will be natural for her son to seek a wife.
2. This reveals her understanding of God's plan for creation.
C. The woman knows that she is an asset, not a liability, to her husband and family. She is exactly what God designed her to be, a help meet" for her mate.
THE PRICE IS COUNTLESS
The man who is blessed with a godly wife is richer than a king. The statement also suggests that if a virtuous woman could be bought, the price would be so great that most men could never afford her, she is a gift from the LORD.
A. This woman is of more value than rubies.
B. Who can value the worth of a good woman?
1. Consider her love, her faithfulness, her labor.
2. Consider her contribution as a homemaker, a mother.
C. What great contributions mothers have made!
1. "All that I am I owe to my mother" (D.L. Moody).
2. Lincoln's mother taught him honesty and obedience.
3. "Give mothers the sunshine; give Jesus the rest" (JohnWesley's mother).
THE PERSON IS IRREPLACEABLE
A. The character and integrity of this woman are without stain.
1. She is faithful, dependable, compassionate, and loyal.
2. She keeps her home well; she keeps building up her husband.
B. This woman cares for her children and builds her husband's reputation.
THE PAYOFF IS ETERNAL
A. Her children rise up and call her blessed.
B. Her husband praises her
C. Eternal rewards await her.
TO THE WOMAN
The fact is, this passage is a goal to strive for, not a standard by which to judge your life. If you see areas where you need improvement, get to work on those areas. Remember this one truth as you hear these words read and preached today: you are human! No one expects perfection from you. You are allowed to make mistakes. You are allowed to be you. But, don't forget to work on areas that need polishing.
THIS IS HOW GOD DESIGNED A GODLY WOMAN
Is there some special lady(s) in your life that you are thankful for today? You should pray for them and then go tell them what they mean to you.
There are husbands and wives who need to come before the Lord and ask Him to forgive you for the shape you have allowed your relationship to be in. Come together and recommit to one another to working together to make that relationship everything it should be.
Maybe you need to ask the Lord to help with your attitude, or with some other area of your life!
INVITATION: IF YOU HAVE NEVER TRUSTED JESUS CHRIST FOR SALVATION, I INVITE YOU TO COME TO HIM TODAY. HE DIED TO SAVE SINNERS JUST LIKE YOU AND ME.