Ecclesiasticus 1:16 Knox, “Wouldest thou be wise, the first step is fear of the Lord… it goes with holy motherhood.”
The above verse is taken from the Apocrypha which was not included the cannon of Scripture. However, it is good reading and often gives interesting insight.
When a couple stands before the minister to take their marriage vows, he firstly says the following words, “Dearly Beloved, we are gathered together here in the sight of God, and in the face of this company, to join together this man and this woman in holy matrimony… and therefore, is not by any, to be entered into unadvisedly or lightly – but reverently, discreetly, advisedly and solemnly. Into this holy estate these two persons present now come to be joined.”
Marriage is a holy estate because God ordered it. Because God ordained it, it is sacred and to be set apart for Him. It is not something we can take lightly because we are taking part in something God ordained.
Motherhood has also been ordained by God. It is the sacred task that He has given to women to nurture and train His children, and therefore it is also a holy estate. The humanistic programming of today, masterminded by Satan, relegates motherhood to the ‘common’ or even the ‘inferior’. This is a lie. It is time we saw motherhood as God sees it, as a holy estate.
Mother, you are set apart by God for a sacred task, the mightiest task in the nation, that of nurturing and training the children God has given to you. They are your children, but more correctly, they are God’s children. When God spoke to the children of Israel about their children, He called them “My children… the children you have born unto Me.” (Ezekiel 16:20-21 )
You are called into Holy employment!
You may think that much of what you do in the home is mundane and worthless. Wrong thinking! Everything you do in your home – scrubbing toilets, changing diapers, teaching your children or preparing meals, are all part of the holy estate of motherhood. Because you have been ordained by God for this purpose, they are all an integral part of your sacred calling. They are important tasks. Motherhood is what keeps civilization going. Motherhood determines the rise or fall of the nation. Motherhood is eternal. Your children are eternal souls. You have the sacred task of not only training them to spread the kingdom of God on this earth, but preparing them for the eternal realm.
Do not listen any longer to the lies of our secular society. Embrace your holy estate of marriage and holy employment of motherhood. The King of kings and Lord of lords of the universe is your employer. Wow! There is no higher career!
Love from NANCY CAMPBELL
“I thank you, Lord, that I have been called into a divine and holy calling. Help me to remember each day that mothering and homemaking is sacred in your eyes. Amen.”
I am called to holy employment!