TEACHER: Ken Hicks
SCRIPTURES: Proverbs 31:10-30; 1 Samuel 13, 16, 17, 18 various
BOTTOM LINE: David’s Heart was molded, shaped and formed thru his Mother.
QUESTION: What is the Biblical Translation of our Life teaching our Children?
Have you ever taken a moment to pause and reflect … what characteristics and what things are still prevalent in your life today [that maybe you didn’t know it at the time] … that were downloaded into your life from your Mother … or a specific Other in your life?
- Maybe a Teacher … or a love for a certain subject in school?
- Maybe a Coach?
- Maybe someone who specifically walked alongside you in your time of need?
I want to start by just sharing a pretty familiar passage for many … when it comes to a quick reference point for an incredible Mother & Other …Proverbs 31:10-11, 23-30.
Serving the office of Mother & Other isn’t always easy is it? For mothers, when a child reaches 18 years old, a mother has been on duty 157,680 hours … WOW! And maybe you say, well, they sleep, go to school, etc…
But just think, when they’re sick in the middle of the night, mom’s have a special touch. When the nurse calls at school, it’s often mom to the rescue. So yes … 157,000+ hours.
What we see if we spend some time studying the relationship between David and his dad [Jesse] was that David was sort of the last of Jesse’s priorities. It doesn’t appear that Jesse spent much time w/ David, and so someone had to raise him. My guess … it was His Mother.
I think it was David’s Mother who overflowed into David’s life that resulted in David becoming a man after God’s Heart.
Along the way, David experienced some qualities that were a Game Changer:
- David was a Poet … but he was also a Warrior
- David was a Champion … but he was also an Outlaw
- David was a Builder … but he was also an Administrator
- David was very Kind to people … but he was also a Murderer
- David spoke Truth … but he also Lied
- David was a Shepherd … but he was also a King
Mother’s & Other’s are the Pinnacle … you are the foundation for things like:
- Solid Temperament
- Physical Conditioning
- Moral & Physical Courage
- Patience & Restraint
- Generosity of the Heart
- And … Attitude towards God
David was a man after God’s Heart, and MOM was the foundation God built upon. The KEY … was mom’s Foundation.
She’s not teaching David these things of God … and listening to God … and character of God … and Word of God … and Compassion of God … if she’s not personally walking w/ God.