Book: Proverbs 31
“The sayings of King Lemuel contain this message, which his mother taught him.”
A few weeks ago we celebrated Mother’s Day. Showing appreciation for the mothers in our life is important as they have taught us so much. Not everyone has had a good experience with their natural mother but there are also spiritual parents that have spoken into our lives.
Imagine when little Lemuel (Solomon) was born and in his mother’s arms. She had the responsibility and opportunity to teach, train and raise her son in such a way that he would remember and be able to pass on wisdom to others. Her time with him as he was growing up was crucial. What she taught her little boy would influence his kingdom when he grew up!
Look at some of the areas of life she taught him about: 1) lusting after women, 2) craving alcohol (addictions), 3) Speaking for those who do not have a voice, 4) justice for the poor & helpless, as well as 5) finding a wife of noble character. All of these things are important for a future leader.
Think of a famous person who has done great things in the Kingdom. Someone influenced them be it their mother, father or other adult.
Now take a few minutes and consider who are the “younger people” in your life who look up to you. How are you teaching/training/passing on wisdom to them. What wisdom are you passing onto them so that when they lead, they will lead well.
If you are not speaking wisdom into a younger person’s life ask God to give you that person to do so. If you do have a young person than prayerful ask God what it is that He wants you to pass on to them.