PC-USA 1997-05-11 - Family

I would like to wish all you mothers a Happy Mother's Day!! Some us have been blessed with wonderful mothers, while some of our mothers were unable to give us the love we needed. But God provides Christian families also.

Exo 20:12 (NIV) "Honor your father and your mother, so that you may live long in the land the LORD your God is giving you.

1 Tim 5:8 (NIV) If anyone does not provide for his relatives, and especially for his immediate family, he has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever.

Mat 12:50 (NIV) For whoever does the will of my Father in heaven is my brother and sister and mother."

Mat 19:5 (NIV) and said, 'For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh'?

1 Cor 8:12-13 (NIV) When you sin against your brothers in this way and wound their weak conscience, you sin against Christ. 13 Therefore, if what I eat causes my brother to fall into sin, I will never eat meat again, so that I will not cause him to fall.

1 Th 4:10 (NIV) And in fact, you do love all the brothers throughout Macedonia. Yet we urge you, brothers, to do so more and more.

Psa 113:9 (NIV) He settles the barren woman in her home as a happy mother of children. Praise the LORD.

Prov 31:10-11 (NIV) A wife of noble character who can find? She is worth far more than rubies. 11 Her husband has full confidence in her and lacks nothing of value.

Psa 68:6 (NIV) God sets the lonely in families, he leads forth the prisoners with singing; but the rebellious live in a sun-scorched land.

Jan