The Wanderer

"As I walked through the wilderness of this world . . ."

Encouragement for mothers

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From Charles Spurgeon’s Come Ye Children (also published as Spiritual Parenting).  I am not sure that I can take everything that Mr Spurgeon says in this volume, not being confident that sentiment does not sometimes override Scripture.  This, though, is well-founded, being drawn from 2 Timothy 3.14-15:

O dear mothers, 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 thee thy wages.” You are called to equip the future man of God, that he may be thoroughly furnished unto every good work. If God spares you, you may live to hear that pretty boy speak to thousands, and you will have the sweet reflection in your heart that the quiet teachings of the nursery led the man to love his God and serve Him. Those who think that a woman 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. Christian women, by teaching children the Holy Scriptures, are as much fulfilling their part for the Lord, as Moses in judging Israel, or Solomon in building the temple.

elephant mother and baby

For more from Spurgeon on the joys and responsibilities of motherhood, see here.

Written by Jeremy Walker

Monday 21 September 2009 at 07:05

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  1. I LOVE ELEPHANTS………

    Rutvij Mistry

    Tuesday 30 March 2010 at 05:50

  2. ELEPHANTS NEVER FORGET..THATS THE SAYING AND SO DO MOTHERS THEY NEVER FORGET THEIR CHILDERN HOWS SO EVER THEY ARE…

    Rutvij Mistry

    Tuesday 30 March 2010 at 05:51


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