Sunday, May 11, 2014
Her children arise and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her: "Many women do noble things, but you surpass them all." Proverbs 31: 28-29
I invite you to read the entire story of the Proverbs 31 Woman or The Virtuous Woman or the "Good Wife" (not to be confused with the TV show!) in chapter 31 of the book of Proverbs, verses 10-31. The writer says very little about her outward appearance but is more impressed with her inner qualities and her outward actions, he did not notice her looks.
The description of her ends with the testimony of those who knew her best: her children and her husband. Her children blessed her for their early training as they grew up and went out into public life.
Wishing each of you a wonderful day today and every-Day! Ladies you are one of a kind, in all the the universe there is no one else like you! You are uniquely made by God! He has a plan and a purpose fo each of your lives. "Many women do noble things," said her husband, 'but you surpass them all." No one could give this woman great compliments.
I have receive plaques and letters from many public organizations but when the people closest to me and live with me day in and day out say I have blessed them, that to me is "priceless." When my children tell me I'm a great Mom or my husband tells me I'm a fantastic wife, ten thousand words from someone else means far less in comparison.
As you read the story you may think to yourself, this woman is perfect! I could never be like her! She was incredible, but God would not use her as an example of the "excellent wife" unless we, too, could grow to become like her.
As you look at praise given to her and learn about her inward character, you should be encouraged to remember she had grown children. Her inward qualities did not appear overnight but we hammered out in the trials of life as she trusted God and obey Him.
The key to her success was that she feared The Lord. The writer said, "Charm is deceitful and beauty is vain. But a woman who fears God is truly charming and lovely." The virtuous wife first and foremost feared and worshipped God. She was trustworthy, industrious, organized, loving, and much more. The key to becoming like this wife, to becoming a creative counterpart, is to beging where she did, with a vital relationship with God. Our relationship with God, is the key to everything we do in life.
May you and your families be bless with every spiritual blessing - may you be the Proverbs 31 Woman, Mother and Wife that God created you to be!! May you receive it in Jesus Name! Amen
In part from The Devotional Bible by Max Lucado; Creative Counterpart by Linda Dillow.
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