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18 Best Mother’s Day Bible Verses

Mothers day Bible verses

Created to be an occasion for honoring the sacrifices individual mothers made for their children, Mother’s Day has been officially celebrated on the Second Sunday in May since President Woodrow Wilson signed the bill in 1914. Raising children is no small feat, and mothers are to be honored for their love, sacrifice, and commitment. I’ve compiled 18 best Mother’s Day Bible verses to remind us all of a mother’s unique calling.

Bible verses about mothers and their love:

“Love is patient; love is kind. It does not envy; it does not boast, it is not proud.  It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, and it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.” 

1 Corinthians 13:4-7

“Therefore encourage one another to build each other up, just as in fact you are doing.” 

1 Thessalonians 5:11

“Many waters cannot quench love; rivers cannot wash it away.” 

Song of Solomon 8:7

“Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins.” 

1 Peter 4:8:

“Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love.” 

 Ephesians 4:2

“And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity.”

Colossians 3:14

Mother’s Day Bible verses highlighting sacrifice:

“So flee youthful passions and pursue righteousness, faith, love, and peace, along with those who call on the Lord from a pure heart.”

2 Timothy 2:22

“And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up.”

Galatians 6:9

“Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends.”

John 15:13

“Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves. Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others.”

Philippians 2:3-4

“Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children. And walk in love, as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us, a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.”

Ephesians 5:1-2

“Do not neglect to do good and to share what you have, for such sacrifices are pleasing to God.”

Hebrews 13:16

Scriptures about mothers honoring their commitment:

“Only be careful, and watch yourselves closely so that you do not forget the things your eyes have seen or let them fade from your heart as long as you live. Teach them to your children and to their children after them.”

Deuteronomy  4:9

“Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old, they will not turn from it.”

Proverbs 22:6

“These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down, and when you get up.”

Deuteronomy 6:6-7 

“Let your heart, therefore, be wholly true to the Lord our God, walking in his statutes and keeping his commandments, as at this day.”

1 Kings 8:61

“Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men.”

Colossians 3:23

“I thank my God every time I remember you.”

Philippians 1:3

If you are fortunate to have a mom who exemplified any of these scriptures, you are blessed! So let her know you recognize and how much you value that fact. And, if you can’t speak with or embrace your mom, honor her memory with a prayer of thanksgiving for how well she loved, sacrificed, and was committed to raising you in the ways of the Lord. What a gift! I once heard that the impact of a mother’s hug lasts long after she lets go, and I believe that to be so very true. Let’s rise up and call them blessed this Mother’s Day!

As the Vice President of Marketing for ACS Technologies, John is responsible for Marketing’s overall corporate strategy and direction. Storyteller, promoter, and problem solver to churches of all sizes and shapes. John has traveled the world working with prominent non-profit ministries. He also serves on the board of directors for Dayspring International.

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