A. Happy Motherís Day!

B. The Story Of "Mrs. Goodnest."

Body: Proverbs 31: 25 - 31

I. Her Beauty Is Deep.

A. Her charm is her Godly Spirit.

B. Her beauty is her Godly character.

1. "But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law" (Galatians 5:22-23)
2. But also for this very reason, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue, to virtue knowledge, to knowledge self-control, to self-control perseverance, to perseverance godliness, to godliness brotherly kindness, and to brotherly kindness love. For if these things are yours and abound, you will be neither barren nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ (2 Peter 1: 5 - 8).

II. She Is Loved By Her Own.

A. Her children recognize her worth.

B. Her husband recognizes her worth.

III. She Is To Be Praised.

A. Others recognize her worth.

B. Others try to be like her.

C. She is known for her good works.


A. Praise For My Own Mother.

1. The Story "My Drug Problem."

a. My mother loved me.
b. My mother loved God.
c. My mother did her best to make sure we got together.

2. Gratitude for my "upbringing."

B. Perfection Is Not Required, Loving Is

(Read "Position: Parent").