Proverbs 31:2 NIV

O my son, O son of my womb, O son of my vows,

As she is speaking to him, she reminds him of their closeness, their relationship, how he was once inside her body and a physical part of her. A reminder to him that he should listen to what she has to say, that she has a genuine need, desire and reason for imparting knowledge to him, for sharing her wisdom. That she needs him to know things she knows because they have a bond.

I wonder how many mothers feel this way about their children today? I wonder how many children realise or understand this close connection – at least prior to becoming parents themselves. There is something special about the bond a mother feels for her children and if that is something that can be maintained and kept as they grow older, it is indeed something very special. That is not to say that the child can’t cut the ‘apron strings’ as they grow up, but if they maintain an open ear to their mother’s wisdom, then that is such a blessing – especially if that mother is one who listens to her Lord and Saviour when sharing with her children.

Prayer: O Father, we pray that You will impart wisdom for us to share with our children, and we pray also that You will give them ears to hear, a mind to discern, and a heart to love and listen with.

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4 Responses to “Proverbs 31:2 NIV”

  1. Stephanie Says:

    What a nice post. I feel it is so important that our children give us their hearts. Even when authority is transferred thorugh marriage, a child that has kept their heart safe in their parents will be able to trust their wisdom for a lifetime!

  2. proverbs31 Says:

    Absolutely! Thank you for visiting Stephanie. Bless you.

  3. BUSI Says:

    Thank you very much it was an inspiration and encouragement to me as i experiencing difficulties right now.

  4. proverbs31 Says:

    You are welcome Busi and if there’s anything else I can do, please let me know. Praying for you.

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