Friday, October 18, 2013
Worth Rubies~Our Marriage
"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 31:10-12
Some versions of the Bible use the term virtuous instead of noble. The dictionary defines virtuous as having or showing high moral standards. Proverbs states that this woman is so valuable, she is worth more than rubies. Ladies, we are more valuable than jewels!
The Proverbs 31 wife will have high standards. These standards cover all areas of our lives, but most importantly our marriages. Our husbands will fully trust us with all area's of their lives. They know that we will always have their best interests in mind. They know that we would never do or say anything that would bring them shame. They are content and have all they need, because we as their wives are serving them. Our husbands will have full confidence in us because we always work for their well being.
The Proverbs 31 woman respects her husband, is a helpmeet to her husband, and serves her husband in love.
That's a big request! Sometimes we grumble when our husbands ask something of us. Sometimes our husbands are difficult to respect. Sometimes we just don't feel like meeting their needs before our own. But this part of Proverbs 31 shows us just how good our marriages will be when we put our husbands and marriage first. Our husbands will be happy husbands!
Do we always have our husband's best interests in mind? Do we anticipate their needs and then meet them? Do our husbands trust us in all area's of their life?
Is this an area we can work on this week? Maybe it's asking our husbands how we can help them this week. Maybe it's meeting our husbands needs before he even has to ask us. Maybe it's as simple as picking up the house before he comes home from work. Big or small, we all know those things that make our husbands happy.
Whatever area we can work on with our husbands, when we work on our marriages, we are also working on becoming a Proverbs 31 woman.
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