by Stan Coffey

A Godly Mother
Stan Coffey

II Kings 4:25-26 -- "So she went and came unto the man of God to Mount Carmel. And it came to pass, when the man of God saw her afar off, that he said to Gehazi his servant, Behold, yonder is that Shunammite:

(26) Run now, I pray thee, to meet her, and say unto her, Is it well with thee? Is it well with thy husband? Is it well with the child? And she answered, It is well.

I want us to take a visit to one of the most well-known families in the entire Bible. I'm talking about the family of the Shunammite woman. She probably would never have been in Better Homes And Gardens, and yet, she's very prominent in the Word of God as a woman who had a very fine family.

Now, the Bible says, in the 8th verse of this chapter, that she was a great woman. Sometimes we use these words, "great," "wonderful," and "magnificent" in very loose kinds of ways, but the Bible never does this. The Bible, when it says that she was a great woman, means that indeed, she was a great woman.

When you read about her family and the things that take place in her family, I think you will agree with me that she has to be one of the finest women in the Bible, and her family approaches what every one of us want our family to be.


Beginning in verse 8, I want to show you several features of her family that make it a great family. The first thing I notice in the 8th verse is that she had a friendly family. You'll notice the Bible tells that Elisha, who was the prophet of God, used to come by her place. And so it was, that, as oft as he passed by, he turned in thither to eat bread.

In other words, it was a very friendly family. It was the kind of place where you could go and just feel right at home. You could sit down there at the supper table with the rest of the family and feel that you were completely a part.


But then, another thing you notice about her family is that she had a very Godly f ...

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