10 Inspiring Mother's Day Bible Verses for Cards, Letters and Gifts

May 06, 2015 01:23 PM EDT

Mother's Day is just around the corner, and is a special day when we celebrate the beauty of motherhood and take time to appreciate our individual mothers and mother figures.

For those of us who have been raised by a Christian mother, this day is particularly meaningful, because we understand that through her selfless love and sacrifice, our mothers gave us a glimpse into Christ's love for His children.

We've compiled a list of our top 10 Mother's Day Bible quotes, in no particular order, for you to use in this year's cards and gifts. These passages are meant to highlight your mother's unique and priceless value, not only in your eyes, but in the eyes of God.

1 Peter 3:4: You should be known for the beauty that comes from within, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is so precious to God.

Proverbs 31:10-12: A wife of noble character who can find? She is worth far more than rubies. Her husband has full confidence in her and lacks nothing of value. She brings him good, not harm all the days of her life.

Proverbs 31: 25-31: She is clothed with strength and dignity; she can laugh at the days to come. She speaks with wisdom, and faithful instruction is on her tongue. She watches over the affairs of her household and does not eat the bread of idleness. Her children arise and call her blessed;her husband also, and he praises her: "Many women do noble things,but you surpass them all." Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fears the LORD is to be praised. Give her the reward she has earned, and let her works bring her praise at the city gate.

Proverbs 14:1: The wise woman builds her house, but with her own hands the foolish one tears hers down.

Proverbs 22:6: Teach your children to choose the right path, and when they are older, they will remain upon it.

Ephesians 6:1-3: Children, obey your parents in the Lord, because this is right. Honor your father and mother which is the first commandment with a promise - that it may go well with you and that you may have a long life.

Proverbs 11:16: A kindhearted woman gains respect.

Proverbs 23:25: May she who gave you birth be happy.

I Corinthians 13:4-7: Love is patient; love is kind. Love is not jealous; is not proud; is not conceited; does not act foolishly; is not selfish; is not easily provoked to anger; keeps no record of wrongs; takes no pleasure in unrighteousness, but rejoices in the truth; love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, and endures all things.

Proverbs 14:1: The wise woman builds her house, but with her own hands the foolish one tears hers down.