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Topic: Mothers (05/02/05)
TITLE: No Deposit, No Return
By c clemons
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In Biblical times this was even more evident. A study of the old testament reveals an interesting cycle. In the two books of the Kings, are the recorded accounts of the kings who ruled at what was then Israel and Judah. The king's age and mother's name were listed when he took the throne. Following that, it is noted whether the king did what was right or what was evil in the sight of the Lord. Very important because in those days due to multiple wives and children, the daily care and instruction of the children fell primarily to the mothers. Prior to the would-be-king's ascension to the throne the greatest influence would have to be his mother. During those formative years the question would be "What was being deposited?" A greater love for God and mankind? Or was it a spirit of selfishness? The length of reign was also noted, the scriptures said when the king did what was right in the eyes of God, the people were at peace and rejoiced. His reign was a long one upwards of forty years. The opposite happened when the king did evil, there was strife and the people mourned. The king had a short reign and it usually came to a bad end. A "no return".
Given the influence of mothers, it is crucial that what she is depositing will one day have a return that she can be proud of. More importantly that God will be proud of. Motherhood is by no means easy but those who do it well do so with an anointing. The first mother Eve probably wondered by the third son if she was getting it right. Mary the mother of Jesus knew she was appointed as do many mothers today when faced with a difficult situation or gifted children. It has been said that mothers are God's representatives on earth, if this is true then they have been given the awesome task of helping in the shaping of tomorrow's future.
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