MOMS are a great gift from our sovereign God. He ordained the family unit as the building block of society. The Bible identifies the family as a father (male), a mother (female), and children if it is God’s will. Adam, the first man, named the first woman, “The man called his wife’s name Eve, because she was the mother of all living.” (Genesis 3:20, ESV). The first parents were Adam and Eve. So, we all are their descendants.
From eternity past, God had the great insight to make this decree concerning the family. John MacArthur clarified a decree in this way, “God’s sovereign determination of His decree is the personal act of the God who is perfect wisdom, omniscience, justice, love, and grace.” (Biblical Doctrine, p. 212) The LORD gave mothers the inborn traits to love, care, nurture, and bear children. This desire is God given. Motherhood is a divine gift, an honor, and privilege. However, it is not a right. Along this same idea, being married and having children are a divine appointment.
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