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When God Calls Your Name – A Word for Moms

Reading through the books of Kings, I was amazed at how many times both books recorded the names of mothers of the kings of Israel – for both the good kings and the bad kings (e.g., see 1 Kings 15:1-2, 9-10; 2 Kings 21:1; 2 Kings 22:1).  This is in addition to several other references to mothers.

Some of the well-known mothers in the Bible include Jochebed (Moses’ mother); Hannah (Samuel’s  mother); Rebekah (Esau’s and Jacob’s mother); Bathsheba (Solomon’s mother); and Mary, our Lord’s mother.

God’s word is deliberate with what it allows to be recorded. Therefore, God’s record of those mothers was done deliberately.  What might be the reason for God to mention their names?

Could it be that God does take note of what we do as mothers?

Could it be that what we do with our children is important to God?

Could it be that this mighty God sees our work as part of His eternal purpose, that how we train our children does count towards an eternal purpose?


“Lo, children are an heritage of the Lord: and the fruit of the womb is His reward.”
~ Psalm 127:3


God has entrusted to us, as mothers, His heritage (our children), to be used by Him in the time He has appointed; a time of which we know not and may not even live to know.mother-and-child-sunset

How will God record your name, as a mother? Are you building into His kingdom?

Proverbs 14:1 tells us Every wise woman buildeth her house: but the foolish plucketh it down with her hands. So, look to God’s word to become wise and have your name recorded among God’s godly women.

by Nicole Duncan

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