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God's Wisdom for Mothers

God's Wisdom for Mothers

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The crown of a mother is found in her faithfulness and character as it’s reflected in her children.

God’s Wisdom for Mothers was created to give timeless wisdom and guidance for Scripture meditation and application. It is divided topically to include 11 categories (62 subjects) pertaining to motherhood, such

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The crown of a mother is found in her faithfulness and character as it’s reflected in her children.

God’s Wisdom for Mothers was created to give timeless wisdom and guidance for Scripture meditation and application. It is divided topically to include 11 categories (62 subjects) pertaining to motherhood, such as Wisdom with Children, God Delights in Mothers Who . . . , God Walks with Mothers Through Heartache, Adversity, Worry, and many more. Included are pages at the back for prayer lists and personal study notes. This book is a spiritual pathway to help every mother become all she wants to be in the eyes of God and her family.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781400317578
Publisher:
Nelson, Thomas, Inc.
Publication date:
04/09/2012
Sold by:
THOMAS NELSON
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
208
File size:
711 KB

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Gods Wisdom for Mothers


By Jack Countryman

Thomas Nelson

Copyright © 2011 Jack Countryman
All rights reserved.
ISBN: 978-1-4003-1757-8



CHAPTER 1

God's Wisdom ...Is Needed in Every Mother's Life

Get wisdom! Get understanding!
Do not forget, nor turn away from the
words of my mouth.
Do not forsake her, and she will preserve you;
Love her, and she will keep you.
Wisdom is the principal thing;
Therefore get wisdom.
And in all your getting, get understanding.
Exalt her, and she will promote you;
She will bring you honor, when you
embrace her.
She will place on your head an ornament
of grace;
A crown of glory she will deliver to you.

Proverbs 4:5–9

Let not mercy and truth forsake you;
Bind them around your neck,
Write them on the tablet of your heart,
And so find favor and high esteem
In the sight of God and man.

Proverbs 3:3–4

Wisdom has built her house,
She has hewn out her seven pillars;
She has slaughtered her meat,
She has mixed her wine,
She has also furnished her table.
She has sent out her maidens,
She cries out from the highest places of
the city,
"Whoever is simple, let him turn in here!"
As for him who lacks understanding,
she says to him,
"Come, eat of my bread
And drink of the wine I have mixed.
Forsake foolishness and live,
And go in the way of understanding."

Proverbs 9:1–6

Do not be wise in your own eyes;
Fear the Lord and depart from evil.
It will be health to your flesh,
And strength to your bones.

Proverbs 3:7–8

Walk in wisdom toward those who are outside, redeeming the time. Let your speech always be with grace, seasoned with salt, that you may know how you ought to answer each one.

Colossians 4:5–6

If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him. But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for he who doubts is like a wave of the sea driven and tossed by the wind.

James 1:5–6

You will keep him in perfect peace,
Whose mind is stayed on You,
Because he trusts in You.
Trust in the Lord forever,
For in Yah, the Lord, is everlasting strength.

Isaiah 26:3–4

Unless the Lord builds the house,
They labor in vain who build it;
Unless the Lord guards the city,
The watchman stays awake in vain.

Psalm 127:1

Incline your ear to wisdom,
And apply your heart to understanding;
Yes, if you cry out for discernment,
And lift up your voice for understanding,
If you seek her as silver,
And search for her as for hidden treasures;
Then you will understand the fear of the Lord,
And find knowledge of God.

Proverbs 2:2–5


God's Wisdom ...Is Essential to Cope with Life

For the Lord gives wisdom;
From His mouth come knowledge and
understanding;
He stores up sound wisdom for the upright;
He is a shield to those who walk uprightly;
He guards the paths of justice,
And preserves the way of His saints.
Then you will understand righteousness
and justice,
Equity and every good path.

Proverbs 2:6–9

Does not wisdom cry out,
And understanding lift up her voice? ...
"To you, O men, I call,
And my voice is to the sons of men.
O you simple ones, understand prudence,
And you fools, be of an understanding
heart.
Listen, for I will speak of excellent things,
And from the opening of my lips will
come right things;
For my mouth will speak truth;
Wickedness is an abomination to my lips.
All the words of my mouth are with
righteousness;
Nothing crooked or perverse is in them.
They are all plain to him who understands,
And right to those who find knowledge.
Receive my instruction, and not silver,
And knowledge rather than choice gold;
For wisdom is better than rubies,
And all the things one may desire cannot
be compared with her."

Proverbs 8:1, 4–11

How much better to get wisdom than gold!
And to get understanding is to be chosen
rather than silver.

Proverbs 16:16

I, wisdom, dwell with prudence,
And find out knowledge and discretion.
The fear of the Lord is to hate evil;
Pride and arrogance and the evil way
And the perverse mouth I hate.
Counsel is mine, and sound wisdom;
I am understanding, I have strength.

Proverbs 8:12–14

For God gives wisdom and knowledge and joy to a man who is good in His sight; but to the sinner He gives the work of gathering and collecting, that he may give to him who is good before God. This also is vanity and grasping for the wind.

Ecclesiastes 2:26

Let no one deceive himself. If anyone among you seems to be wise in this age, let him become a fool that he may become wise. For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God. For it is written, "He catches the wise in their own craftiness"; and again, "The Lord knows the thoughts of the wise, that they are futile."

1 Corinthians 3:18–20

But the salvation of the righteous is from
the Lord;
He is their strength in the time of trouble.
And the Lord shall help them and
deliver them;
He shall deliver them from the wicked,
And save them,
Because they trust in Him.

Psalm 37:39–40


God's Wisdom ...Must Be Sought

When wisdom enters your heart,
And knowledge is pleasant to your soul,
Discretion will preserve you;
Understanding will keep you,
To deliver you from the way of evil.

Proverbs 2:10–12

Say to wisdom, "You are my sister,"
And call understanding your nearest kin.

Proverbs 7:4

Through wisdom a house is built,
And by understanding it is established;
By knowledge the rooms are filled
With all precious and pleasant riches.

Proverbs 24:3–4

I love those who love me,
And those who seek me diligently will
find me.
Riches and honor are with me,
Enduring riches and righteousness.
My fruit is better than gold, yes, than fine gold,
And my revenue than choice silver.
I traverse the way of righteousness,
In the midst of the paths of justice,
That I may cause those who love me to
inherit wealth,
That I may fill their treasuries.

Proverbs 8:17–21

The heart of the righteous studies how
to answer.

Proverbs 15:28
Let my mouth be filled with Your praise
And with Your glory all the day.

Psalm 71: 8

O God, You are my God;
Early will I seek You;
My soul thirsts for You;
My flesh longs for You
In a dry and thirsty land
Where there is no water.

Psalm 63:1


God's Wisdom ...Reaps Rewards

Happy is the man who finds wisdom,
And the man who gains understanding;
For her proceeds are better than the profits
of silver,
And her gain than fine gold.
She is more precious than rubies,
And all the things you may desire cannot
compare with her.
Length of days is in her right hand,
In her left hand riches and honor.
Her ways are ways of pleasantness,
And all her paths are peace.
She is a tree of life to those who take hold of her,
And happy are all who retain her.

Proverbs 3:13–18
Wisdom and knowledge will be the stability
of your times,
And the strength of salvation;
The fear of the Lord is His treasure.

Isaiah 33:6

Eat honey because it is good,
And the honeycomb which is sweet to
your taste;
So shall the knowledge of wisdom be to
your soul;
If you have found it, there is a prospect,
And your hope will not be cut off.

Proverbs 24:13–14

But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.

Matthew 6:33

Turn at my rebuke;
Surely I will pour out my spirit on you;
I will make my words known to you.

Proverbs 1:23
Now therefore, listen to me, my children,
For blessed are those who keep my ways.
Hear instruction and be wise,
And do not disdain it.
Blessed is the man who listens to me,
Watching daily at my gates,
Waiting at the posts of my doors.
For whoever finds me finds life,
And obtains favor from the Lord.

Proverbs 8:32–35

The hand of our God is upon all those for good who seek Him.

Ezra 8:22

Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.

Matthew 11:28–30

Look to yourselves, that we do not lose those things we worked for, but that we may receive a full reward.

2 John 8

How sweet are Your words to my taste,
Sweeter than honey to my mouth!
Through Your precepts I get understanding;
Therefore I hate every false way.

Psalm 119:103–104


God's Wisdom ...Should Not Be Rejected

The simple inherit folly,
But the prudent are crowned with knowledge.

Proverbs 14:18

The heart of the prudent acquires knowledge,
And the ear of the wise seeks knowledge.

Proverbs 18:15

A fool despises his father's instruction,
But he who receives correction is prudent.

Proverbs 15:5

Houses and riches are an inheritance
from fathers,
But a prudent wife is from the Lord.

Proverbs 19:14

The wise in heart will be called prudent,
And sweetness of the lips increases learning.

Proverbs 16:21

Wise people store up knowledge,
But the mouth of the foolish is near
destruction.

Proverbs 10:14

CHAPTER 2

The Crown of an Excellent Mother ...Is of Great Value

Who can find a virtuous wife?
For her worth is far above rubies.

Proverbs 31:10

She opens her mouth with wisdom,
And on her tongue is the law of kindness.
She watches over the ways of her household,
And does not eat the bread of idleness.
Her children rise up and call her blessed;
Her husband also, and he praises her.

Proverbs 31:26–28

Charm is deceitful and beauty is passing,
But a woman who fears the Lord, she
shall be praised.
Give her of the fruit of her hands,
And let her own works praise her in
the gates.

Proverbs 31:30–31
The wise woman builds her house,
But the foolish pulls it down with
her hands.

Proverbs 14:1

The heart of her husband safely trusts her;
So he will have no lack of gain.
She does him good and not evil
All the days of her life.

Proverbs 31:11–12
The silver-haired head is a crown of glory,
If it is found in the way of righteousness.

Proverbs 16:31
She considers a field and buys it;
From her profits she plants a vineyard.

Proverbs 31:16

The Crown of an Excellent Mother ...Is from God

The Lord by wisdom founded the earth;
By understanding He established the heavens;
By His knowledge the depths were broken up,
And clouds drop down the dew.

Proverbs 3:19–20

Wisdom calls aloud outside;
She raises her voice in the open squares.
She cries out in the chief concourses,
At the openings of the gates in the city
She speaks her words.

Proverbs 1:20–21

The Lord possessed me at the beginning of
His way,
Before His works of old.
I have been established from everlasting,
From the beginning, before there was
ever an earth.
When there were no depths I was brought
forth,
When there were no fountains abounding
with water.
Before the mountains were settled,
Before the hills, I was brought forth;
While as yet He had not made the earth or
the fields,
Or the primal dust of the world.
When He prepared the heavens, I was there,
When He drew a circle on the face of
the deep,
When He established the clouds above,
When He strengthened the fountains of
the deep,
When He assigned to the sea its limit,
So that the waters would not transgress
His command,
When He marked out the foundations of
the earth,
Then I was beside Him as a master craftsman;
And I was daily His delight,
Rejoicing always before Him,
Rejoicing in His inhabited world,
And my delight was with the sons of men.

Proverbs 8:22–31

I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit; for without Me you can do nothing.... You did not choose Me, but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit, and that your fruit should remain, that whatever you ask the Father in My name He may give you.

John 15:5, 16

I will instruct you and teach you in the way
you should go;
I will guide you with My eye.

Psalm 32:8
The Lord will guide you continually,
And satisfy your soul in drought,
And strengthen your bones;
You shall be like a watered garden,
And like a spring of water, whose
waters do not fail.

Isaiah 58:11

[God] only is my rock and my salvation;
He is my defense;
I shall not be moved.
In God is my salvation and my glory;
The rock of my strength,
And my refuge, is in God.

Psalm 62:6–7


The Crown of an Excellent Mother ...Reveals Character Above Reproach

I, wisdom, dwell with prudence,
And find out knowledge and discretion.
The fear of the Lord is to hate evil;
Pride and arrogance and the evil way
And the perverse mouth I hate.
Counsel is mine, and sound wisdom;
I am understanding, I have strength.

Proverbs 8:12–14 The words of a man's mouth are deep waters;
The wellspring of wisdom is a flowing brook

Proverbs 18:4
Now therefore, listen to me, my children,
For blessed are those who keep my ways.
Hear instruction and be wise,
And do not disdain it.
Blessed is the man who listens to me,
Watching daily at my gates,
Waiting at the posts of my doors.
For whoever finds me finds life,
And obtains favor from the Lord;
But he who sins against me wrongs his
own soul;
All those who hate me love death.

Proverbs 8:32–36
Who is the man that fears the Lord?
Him shall He teach in the way He chooses.
He himself shall dwell in prosperity,
And his descendants shall inherit
the earth.

Psalm 25:12–13


(Continues...)

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Meet the Author

Jack Countryman is the founder of JCountryman® Gift Books, a division of Thomas Nelson Publishers, and the recipient of the ECPA Jordan Lifetime Achievement Award. Over the past 30 years he has developed bestselling gift books such as God’s Promises® for Your Every Need, God’s Promises® for Men, God’s Promises® for Women, and God Listens. Countryman’s books have sold more than 20 million units.

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God's Wisdom for Mothers 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
MrsPinkPrincess More than 1 year ago
This book is by far amazing, I love how there is various Bible verses in it and how it is so inspiring and such a great inspiration whether your down or whatever the case maybe and or you just want to have a boost then this is the book you want to read.
the_twitterer More than 1 year ago
This little book is entitled God's Wisdom for Mothers - a collection of bible verses that gives guidance and wisdom for mothers on various ocassions, topics or categories. Motherhood is such a great responsibility and oftentimes, picking up the bible just to read becomes a luxury when you're busy running the household or is struggling as a working mom. Through this compilation by Jack Countryman, it will be easier for mothers to read God's words, seek comfort and ask for guidance because the topics are organized under various categories for easy reference. For those who have a hard time looking for gifts for women, I suggest God's Wisdom for Mothers as a good gift for Christian mothers.
victoriasvoice More than 1 year ago
This book would make a beautiful addition for a Mother's Day gift. Arranged by categories and chapters,it provides encouragement through bible scripture. Organized for easy reference, God's Wisdom for Mothers makes it easy to find the topic you are looking for, whether it is in reference to love, living, family, or prayer. Each chapter points you to scripture referring motherhood. Extra pages in the back provides space for writing down your thoughts or daily prayers. I recommend this book for any mom, young or old, expecting, or mothers experiencing empty nest. Every mother needs encouragement no matter how old their children are.
Kim_from_Canada More than 1 year ago
Here's a little book I have been enjoying. God's Wisdom for Mothers is a cute little pocket sized book filled with scripture that has been organized under convenient headings. As compiled by Jack Countryman, the headings include: God's Wisdom is Needed in Every Mother's Life; The Crown of an Excellent Mother is from God; God's Wisdom with Children Requires Daily Training There are many more that are set out in easy to read format (from the NKJV) and convenient for short times for meditating on scripture. The size of the book is a perfect fit with my bible case and makes a great little gift for friends. Obviously, these books are not a substitution for studying from my bible, however, when I am swamped with homeschooling, or house management or any other number of events that put my daily schedule into a tailspin, a quick little book such as this gives me the opportunity to take little bites of scripture to feed me. This is a book that will stay right beside my Bible for a long time.
lifein3dee More than 1 year ago
A pocket sized book filled with Biblical verses that provide answers to some of a mother's most common questions & concerns. Scripts throughout the Bible give us the message we, as mothers, need to help us bring up our children in God's word. This handy book puts them all together in easy to find chapters and passages.
ImpatientlyWishing More than 1 year ago
God's Wisdom for Mothers is a compilation of bible verses that are neatly organized so that you can find what you are looking for when you need it most. This isn't a book that you would normally read straight through but more a reference book that you will continuously come back to and learn from. There is a content index at the front of the book that is listed in categories and sub-categories so that you can easily flip to the verse you need whether it be about wisdom for daily living, cherishing your family, praying for one another, or so many more. This is such a wonderful little book. It is the perfect size to fit into your purse or even keep on your nightstand so that you always have it on hand. It is a perfect gift for the Mothers in your life.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
God's Wisdom for Mothers study bible by Jack Countryman is perfect whether you are a Grandmother, Mother-to-be, or a new Mom. It features information about biblical mothers and includes many devotionals on subjects such as "God's Wisdom", and "The Crown of an Excellent Mother." Packed full of bible verses, it provides encouragement and insight that will inspire all woman. Perfect size to carry in your purse or briefcase and would make a wonderful Mother's Day present.
CherieHill More than 1 year ago
With utmost responsibility, a mother's work is never done and her burdens tend to never cease. "God's Wisdom for Mothers" is a wonderful gift book that is an anchor for the Mother's soul. It is the Word of God that can bring peace and joy in the midst of uncertainty and chaos, and in the life of a mother, God's Promises could not be more required. Jack Countryman has complied incredible Promises of God within a beautiful small bound gift book. The Promises, broken into categories, will encourage and enrich the life of any mother. Some of my favorite sections were "The Crown of an Excellent Mother, God teaches a Mother to Walk in His Word, God Encourages a Mother, and God teaches a Mother. Mothers, these promises are ALL about you! By drawing near to God, learning to have an intimate relationship by meditating on His Word, and understanding the importance of obedience in YOUR life, you in turn become the mother God has created you to be. A Mother after His own heart! I would HIGHLY recommend this book to a mother at ANY stage in motherhood. Since you order these books in packs of 25 . . . I would see them given to MOPS groups, Bible Study groups, in Mother's Day baskets as gifts etc. The book is pocket size . . . just the right size for moms today . . .on the go!!!! *I was provided this book for free through the Thomas Nelson Booksneeze program in exchange for my unbiased review.
HopeF More than 1 year ago
I received the book, God's Wisdom for Mothers from Tyndale and I absolutely love this book! This is the type of book you dont really read straight through, but instead it offers encouragement to mothers who are dealing with specific issues and offers chapters worth of bible verses to encourage and inspire. I got this book when I needed it most feeling a little bit limp from lack of nourishment to my soul because of all of the craziness of life and I really enjoyed just taking five minutes to look for the topic I was feeling and go straight to it and read the word of God in an easy to find place. I would recommend this book to all mothers who just need a little something during their day that they can find quickly other than their usual Bible Study time.
Kt413 More than 1 year ago
I had the opportunity to review God's Wisdom for Mother's by Jack Countryman and published by Tommy Nelson. I was thrilled to receive a great bible study to help me be a better mother. This is a well organized collection of actual bible verses, set up to help a mother in a variety of ways. The verses are organized into the following primary categories: God's Wisdom; The Crown of an Excellent Mother; God's Wisdom with Children; God Teaches a Mother to Walk in His World by; God Delights in Mother's Who Are; God Walks with Mothers; God Encourages Each Mother How to; and God Gives a Mother. I am already enjoying it and I can't wait to delve in further. Disclosure of Material Connection: To comply with new regulations introduced by the Federal Trade Commission, I must post that Thomas Nelson has provided me with a complimentary copy of this book to review through Book Sneeze. I also must say that the opinions are all mine.