proverbs 31:1 “The words of king Lemuel, the prophecy that his mother taught him.”
My wife, every night, takes the last of her 5 children (who is now 16) and reads the the Bible to him and teaches him a part of that particular passage. It’s not an hour long Sunday school lesson, or a Christian School curriculum, or a sermon by Pastor “Mom”, but a lesson by a mother’s heart who desires to see her children grow in the admonition of the Lord.
A mother’s heart has a powerful influence on her children. An interview of teens in gangs was done back in Jacksonville, FL back in the early 90’s. The journalist stated before she rolled her report that all the teens interviewed requested one thing; that their voice and face been hidden. Not for protection of other gang members or fear of retaliation by fellow gang members but they did not want their mother or grandmother to know they are in gangs. It was the fear and respect of the maternal parent these kids expressed. I can imagine the pain of a mother who spent years teaching and reading her Bible to their child, gone gang member. It speaks volumes of a mother’s influence on their child.
If King Lemuel wrote a passage, under the leadership of the Holy Spirit, about her mom’s wisdom and guidance, obviously mom’s classroom is vital to a child’s life.
Pastor Les Leckron