God’s perspective on motherhood Part 1

Session 7 | Episode 1

The character of a mother

In this section we are going to look at God’s perspective of motherhood.

The Bible shows us that God regards motherhood or womanhood as a very important role. In Genesis 2: 18, God says: It is not good for man to be alone. I will make him a helper comparable to him. God was declaring that a man couldn’t complete his responsibilities efficiently without a woman.

"It is not good for man to be alone. I will make him a helper comparable to him."

Genesis 2: 18

"It is not good for man to be alone. I will make him a helper comparable to him."

Genesis 2: 18

A man can provide a house, but it is the mother who builds a homely environment for all to thrive, especially the children.

The character of a mother is therefore important because it has a lasting influence on her children.

We have just seen that a mother is a helper. She is also a comforter! When Jesus is about to leave His disciples He promises them a Helper and a Comforter in the Person of the Holy Spirit. In Isaiah 66:13 God tells Israel that “As one whom his mother comforts, so I will comfort you.”

In Luke 2:51 we see that Mary treasured up some observations about the young Jesus in her heart. Perhaps it was because of that that she could ask him to intervene at the wedding when the host ran out of wine. She remembered that Jesus was not an ordinary man and tapped into that.

Mother seeks only the best for her children. She prays and hears from God about each child. She holds on God’s promises even when it is difficult. In 2 Kings 4:30 the Shunamite woman insisted on only the best for her son. And her son lived again.

So, mom has a powerful influence. She is not replaceable in the home.

What characteristics do you have that could work against you being a good mother? Which ones do you have which could support your motherhood?

Presented by

Mpho Khauoe

Mpho Khauoe

Mpho Khauoe is a teacher, community development practitioner, and trainer in Entrepreneurship and other topics of interest. She has been running a life coaching practice (with specific interest in marriage and family life) for more than 20 years.

She married Jonas Khauoe who is known for his involvement with Campus Crusade for Christ SA (CCCSA) and its community development wing, Global Aid Network (GAiN) for many years. Mpho and Jonas accepted the Lord in 1978 and 1957 respectively. Between them they have raised seven adult children. Mpho began a relationship with CCC in 1981 at the University of Swaziland where she was discipled by the CCC staff.

The Khauoes live in Pretoria and continue to coach couples and families. Mpho is a newly appointed member of the GAiN board in South Africa.

Mpho Khauoe

Mpho Khauoe

Mpho Khauoe is a teacher, community development practitioner, and trainer in Entrepreneurship and other topics of interest. She has been running a life coaching practice (with specific interest in marriage and family life) for more than 20 years.

She married Jonas Khauoe who is known for his involvement with Campus Crusade for Christ SA (CCCSA) and its community development wing, Global Aid Network (GAiN) for many years. Mpho and Jonas accepted the Lord in 1978 and 1957 respectively. Between them they have raised seven adult children. Mpho began a relationship with CCC in 1981 at the University of Swaziland where she was discipled by the CCC staff.

The Khauoes live in Pretoria and continue to coach couples and families. Mpho is a newly appointed member of the GAiN board in South Africa.

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