Motivation for Men #15: “Listen To Your Mother”
“Listen to Your Mother”
Proverbs 31 is known for being the “excellent wife” chapter, but the first nine verses of this chapter are where King Lemuel is reciting something his mother taught him when he was young.
Put yourself in Lemuel’s place for a minute. Your mother sees you not only as a precious gift from God, but an awesome responsibility as well, since she is raising you not only to be a man, but also a king. She sees your potential to be a just, wise and righteous rule, judging fairly and championing the downtrodden.
But she also sees danger. She understands that being given over to alcohol will put your glorious future at risk. And though she is a woman herself, she understands that not all women will have your best interests at heart, and they have the potential to destroy you as well.
Listen to your mother.