Motherhood is the Higher Purpose

By David J. Stewart

Proverb 29:15, "The rod and reproof give wisdom: but a child left to himself bringeth his mother to shame."

       I noticed the following advertisement on the internet and it really upset me, because it's a lie of the Devil. The advertisement lures women to earn an online college degree so they can achieve “A higher purpose.” The implied message is that a career as a teacher is a higher purpose for women. May I say, pursuing a career is a LOWER PURPOSE...

Notice how deceitful the above advertisement is, showing the woman's three kids with her. Let me tell you, even if you are diligent and hardworking to earn a degree online, it means pursuing a career when you're done. My point is that motherhood is A HIGHER PURPOSE.

I hate the above ad, because it implies that motherhood is a lower purpose for women. I guarantee you that you'll be sorry in eternity when you stand before God, if you failed to do your best to train up your children to serve the Lord. Feminism indoctrinates women to feel inferior for doing what God created them to do... marry, bear children, guide the house and don't give occasion to the adversary to speak reproachfully (1st Timothy 5:14-15).

The Devil tries to convince women that being a mother is a lower purpose. It is a lie of the Devil that by earning a degree, you'll achieve a higher purpose. If you are a mother, the highest purpose you could ever achieve is to obey Proverb 29:15 and invest in your child. The Bible says “a child left to himself bringeth his mother to shame.” This Scripture means investing time, love and training into your child. If you leave a child alone because you're too busy, or busy working a career... your child will one day bring you to shame!

It takes a lot of hard work, love and consistency to raise up a child with a proper attitude, character, discipline and moral direction. A child left to himself is an accident waiting to happen. Every Christian parent should teach their child the things of God, by word and by example. The biggest mistake you'll ever make is to put your kids into a public school system. The importance of a Christian education and most of all, environment, cannot be overstated.

I'm not against women seeking an education, but don't you dare say that motherhood is a lower purpose in life. There is no purpose in life any higher than motherhood. Thank God for godly mothers! Nothing ought to be more important to a Christian than the role and importance of motherhood.

I was touched by the following story of a 17 year old girl with cancer who chose to die so that her baby could live. Upon giving birth to her child, she said “I’m done. I did what I was supposed to. My baby is going to get here safe.” Jenni died two-weeks later of cancer. I couldn't help but think of all the tens-of-millions of women in America who needlessly sacrifice their baby's life to abortion, because it's not convenient for them at the time. This is a precious, but sad story...

Cancer-Stricken Teen Mother Dies to Give Her Baby Life

by Ben Johnson

POCATELLO, IDAHO December 31, 2011 ( - An Idaho teenager diagnosed with cancer died last month after refusing to abort her unborn child or expose him to radiation.

Jenni Lake, 17, of Pocatello, Idaho, was diagnosed with cancer in October 2010 after she began having severe migraines. Doctors in Salt Lake City discovered the cause after an MRI: a stage three astrocytoma, a tumor on the side of her brain. They gave her a 30 percent chance of surviving another two years.

Her mother, Diana Phillips, said Jenni, who is the third of eight children, seemed more upset by the possibility that radiation would leave her sterile. “When they told her that she might not be able to have kids, she got upset,” Phillips said.

By March, her tumors began to shrink. But in May, Jenni learned she was pregnant.

Phillips said the family’s oncologist told them “she would either have to terminate the pregnancy and continue the treatments, or stop the treatments, knowing that it could continue to grow again.”

Phillips said her daughter never considered having an abortion. She worried the 10-week-old child had undergone two rounds of chemotherapy.

On November 9, just one month before her 18th birthday, Jenni gave birth to a healthy boy, named Chad Michael after his grandfathers. After the delivery, she told the nurse, “I’m done. I did what I was supposed to. My baby is going to get here safe.” Family hoped she could resume the chemotherapy.

However, doctors discovered the tumors had gotten larger and spread to her spinal column. Nothing could be done. Less than two weeks later, she succumbed to cancer.

Jenni’s last wish was that her baby lay beside her. Although she had lost her sight to the tumors, her last words were, “I can kind of see him.”

Phillips now sports a tattoo of the words “Jenni” and “John 15:13.” That verse from the fourth Gospel states, “Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.” ...


She had John 15:13 put on her arm. I think that is so precious.

I read a feminist's story in a local newspaper addressed to columnist Ann Landers. A frustrated woman wrote to her for advise. The woman was complaining that she'd undergone two abortions for her boyfriend, but now she's in her mid-thirties and worried she might not be able to have kids. He promised to marry her later on and then they could have a family; but now she is angry that the man still wants her, but doesn't want to have any kids or get married. She's asking for advice. What a sad, sad situation! She murdered two of her precious children and now wants to have a family, but the guy who fathered the first two children doesn't want any kids.

Listen to me carefully... she's got no one to blame but herself for killing her babies!!! Never have an abortion for a boyfriend who is irresponsible, or else you're just as irresponsible!!! Any mother who has already aborted two of her children isn't fit to be a mother!!!

A wife's highest purpose is to be a “HELP MEET” to her husband (Genesis 2:18). Your children will one day grow up and be gone, but how will your marriage be doing? A woman who fails at her marriage has failed her entire purpose in life. She is out of God's perfect will. Don't expect rewards on Judgment Day if you file for divorce, drag your husband through a heathen court system, shame the name of Christ, and destroy your own marriage.

Godly and virtuous women are more rare than diamonds...

Proverb 31:12, “She will do him good and not evil all the days of her life.”

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