Setting the Example

Mom sets a powerful exampleThen the king said, “Do not kill the child, but give him to the woman who wants him to live, for she is his mother!”                    -1 Kings 3:27

King Solomon was the son of King David and Bathsheba and the Old Testament shows us that he had a loving, respectful relationship with his famous mother.  It is interesting that the first documented decision he made after receiving the gift of wisdom from God, was settling a dispute over maternity.

It may not have been his special wisdom that helped him make this determination, but a lifetime of experience with his own mother’s love to guide him.  Nothing is more powerful than a parent’s example.  We have the example of God (both the male and female [Genesis 1:27]) through the scripture and the human incarnation of Jesus Christ.  Do others see His example in us?

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