Mother's Day: Prostitutes, Kings, & Kids

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“No man is poor who has a godly mother.’’ – Abraham Lincoln

 Main Point: No matter what kind of mom you have had or have been, we all can come to the King and get wisdom that will save our lives, and the lives of our children.

 Main Text: 1 Kings 3:16-28

 Kings 3:16 Now two prostitutes came to the king and stood before him.

 Hebrews 4:16 Come boldly to the throne of grace

God has a history of using people that others disqualify.

Isaiah 64:6 We are all infected and impure with sin. When we display our righteous deeds, they are nothing but filthy rags. Like autumn leaves, we wither and fall, and our sins sweep us away like the wind.

1) Don’t Lay on Your Children

 1 Kings 3:19 During the night this woman’s son died because she lay on him.

God is the only perfect parent, the rest of us are merely trying to survive.

 Psalm 127:3 Children are a gift from the Lord; they are a reward from Him.

 2) She Fell Asleep

1 Kings 3:20 So she got up in the middle of the night and took my son from my side while I your servant was asleep.

Weary: Feeling or showing tiredness, especially as a result of excessive exertion or lack of sleep.

Hebrews 10:25 And let us not neglect our meeting together, as some people do, but encourage one another, especially now that the day of his return is drawing near.

Ephesians 5:14 Wake up, sleeper, rise from the dead, and Christ will shine on you.

Judges 5:12 Awake, awake, Deborah; Awake, awake, sing a song! Arise, Barak, and take away your captives.

3) While She Was Sleeping, Her Child Was Stolen from Her. 

The enemy will wait for an opportunity to steal what God has given you.

John 10:10 The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy.

1 Peter 5:8 Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour.

1 Kings 3:21 The next morning, I got up to nurse my son—and he was dead!

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