Forsake not your mother’s teaching- Happy Mother’s Day


Here is a list of Bible verses and quotes put together by Tony Kummer of Ministry to Children.  Jesus our example made reference to mothers in many of his teachings. As a man, he loved his mum and arranged for her care before his death. It’s mother’s day today, so give honour to whom it’s due.

John 19:26-27 When Jesus saw his mother and the disciple whom he loved standing nearby, he said to his mother, “Woman, behold, your son!”  Then he said to the disciple, “Behold, your mother!” And from that hour the disciple took her to his own home.

Mark 10:29-30  Jesus said, “Truly, I say to you, there is no one who has left house or brothers or sisters or mother or father or children or lands, for my sake and for the gospel, who will not receive a hundredfold now in this time, houses and brothers and sisters and mothers and children and lands, with persecutions, and in the age to come eternal life.

Matthew 10:37-38  Whoever loves father or mother more than me is not worthy of me, and whoever loves son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me.  And whoever does not take his cross and follow me is not worthy of me.

Matthew 12:46-50 While he was still speaking to the people, behold, his mother and his brothers stood outside, asking to speak to him. But he replied to the man who told him, “Who is my mother, and who are my brothers?”  And stretching out his hand toward his disciples, he said, “Here are my mother and my brothers!  For whoever does the will of my Father in heaven is my brother and sister and mother.”

Matthew 15:4-6   For God commanded, ‘Honor your father and your mother,’ and, ‘Whoever reviles father or mother must surely die.’  But you say, ‘If anyone tells his father or his mother, What you would have gained from me is given to God,  he need not honor his father.’ So for the sake of your tradition you have made void the word of God.

Ephesians 6:1-3 Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right.  “Honor your father and mother” (this is the first commandment with a promise),  “that it may go well with you and that you may live long in the land.”

2 Timothy 1:5  I am reminded of your sincere faith, a faith that dwelt first in your grandmother Lois and your mother Eunice and now, I am sure, dwells in you as well.

Old Testament Scriptures About Mothers

Exodus 20:12  “Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be long in the land that the LORD your God is giving you.

Deuteronomy 5:16  “‘Honor your father and your mother, as the LORD your God commanded you, that your days may be long, and that it may go well with you in the land that the LORD your God is giving you.

Leviticus 19:3  Every one of you shall revere his mother and his father, and you shall keep my Sabbaths: I am the LORD your God.


Verses From Proverbs About Mothers

Proverbs 31:2 Her children rise up and call her blessed; Her husband also, and he praises her.

Proverbs 1:8-9  Hear, my son, your father’s instruction, and forsake not your mother’s teaching,  for they are a graceful garland for your head and pendants for your neck.

Proverbs 6:20-22 My son, keep your father’s commandment, and forsake not your mother’s teaching.  Bind them on your heart always; tie them around your neck.  When you walk, they will lead you; when you lie down, they will watch over you; and when you awake, they will talk with you.

Proverbs 10:1  The proverbs of Solomon. A wise son makes a glad father, but a foolish son is a sorrow to his mother.

Proverbs 15:20  A wise son makes a glad father, but a foolish man despises his mother.

Proverbs 19:26-27  He who does violence to his father and chases away his mother is a son who brings shame and reproach.  Cease to hear instruction, my son, and you will stray from the words of knowledge.

Proverbs 20:20  If one curses his father or his mother, his lamp will be put out in utter darkness.

Proverbs 23:22-25  Listen to your father who gave you life, and do not despise your mother when she is old.  Buy truth, and do not sell it; buy wisdom, instruction, and understanding.  The father of the righteous will greatly rejoice; he who fathers a wise son will be glad in him.  Let your father and mother be glad; let her who bore you rejoice.

Proverbs 28:24  Whoever robs his father or his mother and says, “That is no transgression,” is a companion to a man who destroys.

Proverbs 29:15  The rod and reproof give wisdom, but a child left to himself brings shame to his mother.

Proverbs 30:11  There are those who curse their fathers and do not bless their mothers.

Proverbs 30:17  The eye that mocks a father and scorns to obey a mother will be picked out by the ravens of the valley and eaten by the vultures.

Proverbs 31:1  The words of King Lemuel. An oracle that his mother taught him:

Proverbs 31:10-12  An excellent wife who can find? She is far more precious than jewels.  The heart of her husband trusts in her, and he will have no lack of gain.  She does him good, and not harm, all the days of her life.

To mother’s and women all over the world, the prayers below are for you.

  • Thank you Jesus for making me a custodian of your children here on earth
  • Father Lord let not my labour over my child/children be in vain in Jesus name
  • In the land of the living will I reap the reward of motherhood in Jesus name
  • Godly wisdom to be the mother God wants fill my life afresh in Jesus name
  • Lord Jesus give me good health, peace and long life in Jesus name.
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