Sunday, May 8, 2011

Happy Mother's Day - #2881 - Developing Wisdom as Christian Mothers

If any of you lack wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all…and it will be given to you…But when you ask, you must believe and not doubt…” James 1:5-6 TNIV Two new mothers came to King Solomon’s court, pleading for an answer to their dilemma. Soon after birth, one of their babies died during the night, probably from suffocation. That baby’s mother crept into the other woman’s room and took her living infant, leaving the still body of her own child in the other woman’s bed. When the mother woke up, she discovered her baby had been switched, and the dead child left in its place. She found the mom who made the switch, and a verbal fight followed, ending up with a visit to the king for his decision. The guilty mom would not own up to the truth (1 Kings 3:16-23). God had given King Solomon a choice when he first took the throne: he could ask God for anything he wanted, and God would grant it. But rather than offering selfish requests, Solomon asked for wisdom. God gave him that and so much more. The women’s arguments would test that gift of wisdom (1 Kings 3:4-14).......Some of you may feel like your child must have been switched at birth, especially when they challenge your authority or decisions. Every mother needs a healthy dose of wisdom when it comes time to answer the inevitable questions: How long should you breastfeed your baby? Will you allow one, two, or multiple body piercing (the ears being only one of the choices)? Can they date at sixteen or twenty-five? Will you follow them on their dates, or just hire a private investigator? Will you send them to their rooms or take away their driver’s license? Will you let them live at home free or make them pay rent? Read entire article.....

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