Dads love to live thru their boys. We call it, raising them right! We want them to continue in our successes and go further than we ever did. We dads love our boys yet the bond between their mother is stronger than any force on earth. We would joke about many things, dads included, but you never crossed the line & talked about anothers mom, thems fighting words now! Esau & Jacob, dad loved Esau, athletic, skillful hunter, but Jacob, he lived in tents as a mild mannered boy. Home body hanging with mom, who knows, maybe in the kitchen. Rebekah took a compassionate liking to Jacob. Both were special yet Jacob, was something about that boy.
Genesis 25:27 So the boys grew. And Esau was a skillful hunter, a man of the field; but Jacob was a mild man, dwelling in tents. 28 And Isaac loved Esau because he ate of his game, but Rebekah loved Jacob.
Mothers want the best for their boys, but great mothers inspire their boys to live for the LORD. While dad is teaching the boy how to hunt, for survival, mom, she is teaching him life skills about eternity. I dont mean to lessen a fathers key role, he has a huge influence upon his son, but he isnt creating a tender spot in that boys heart. When times got toughest, its my mother I ran to, cried with, poured out my frustrations upon, why, because she would listen. Jacob here, doesn't seem to stand a chance, yet its during this time here, God was molding character in him. His mothers love would catipult him to greater heights then ever imaginable. Some call all those nice things moms say to their sons lies, but makes no difference, those are building blocks for future success. If mom says you can be or do anything you set your heart to, well thats final. I love both my parents very much, both have invested in me, yet its my mother who would cultivate in me to listen to and respond to the Spirits leading. I have a few wonderful, even though not biological moms, that have continued that coarse, in which Im blessed to have.