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Lemuel and His Mother

Today’s Verse:

The words of king Lemuel, the prophecy that his mother taught him. ~Proverbs 31:1

Today, we honor mothers everywhere. We owe a debt of gratitude to Anna Jarvis for diligently encouraging her state legislature in West Virginia to recognize all mothers one Sunday a year. This noble deed resulted in our Congress passing legislation that made Mother’s Day an official day of recognition on the second Sunday of every May. Today, we acknowledge the lives and ministries of all mothers. Let us take a few minutes to examine Lemuel and his mother.

We see the inspiration.

Lemuel’s name means “for God” or “devoted to God.” Beginning at the time of his birth, Lemuel was set apart by his mother as a life devoted to the glory of God. Lemuel’s mother inspired him to live for God. She was careful in the allowance and disallowance of the influences in his life. By his very name, she wanted everyone to know that Lemuel was God’s man. She inspired Lemuel to prepare for a life of service. She spent quality time preparing and praying for him. Mothers are an invaluable inspiration in the life of a ch