Friday, January 11, 2013

Proverbs 31 Woman part three

Today I am looking at Proverbs 31 verse 10; "Who can find a virtuous wife?  For her value is far above rubies."  This is such an amazing verse to me because we are surrounded by such negative attitudes toward marriage and this verse is simply saying that a Godly woman is a rare & valuable asset to her husband. Verse 11 states,"The heart of her husband trusts her & he will have no lack of gain." Verse twelve; "She does him good and not evil all the days of her life."   I think we can gain a clearer picture of why her husband trusts the Godly woman by looking at a different type of woman found in Proverbs Chapter 7. This woman is introduced in verse 5 as the immoral seductress who flatters with her words. She is found in the streets, dressed as a prostitute, loud & rebellious, seducing the senseless young men with her flattering lips. She has a husband who is away on a long trip. This woman clearly does her husband evil with her consistent disloyalty & the senseless young men find themselves on the way to hell & death because their heart " turns aside to her ways."        The Godly virtuous woman is then primarily loyal to her husband and he can trust her. In his heart, he knows that she will be loyal & good to him. He doesn't worry about her loyalty, he can trust her completely. The Godly woman has many ways of being an asset to her husband & doing good to him all her life. From here, we have nineteen more verses that detail the good deeds of this woman & I will summarize them by saying this woman is a kind & productive hard worker and everybody knows it by the obvious efforts of her labors. She excels in helping to provide for her family & the needy. Next time we will look at some details of her character & practical talents.      Love & prayers, in Jesus, Cynthia

1 comment:

  1. All such important considerations! Thank you for sharing!