Striving to be a Proverbs 31 wife, mother, daughter, sister, and friend in a Sin Saturated World

Friday, December 16, 2011

An Excellent Wife

Proverbs 31:10 An excellent wife, who can find? For her worth is far above jewels.

Proverbs 31 gives us a wonderful overview of the virtuous woman, or excellent wife. Although some things this woman does may seem to not fit into our world today, we can adapt the verses to fit into our lives today. God created woman as a helpmeet to men.  In Genesis 2:18 God said, "It is not good for the man to be alone; I will make him a helper suitable for him." God gave Adam a wife suitable for him, just as he gave us to our own husbands to be a helper to him.
Why should we want to be an "excellent" wife? The most glaring reason is that God calls us to. He wants us to treat our husbands with love and respect. A second very important reason is that it is very pleasing to make the person you love most in the world feel loved, respected, and happy. The marital relationship can be a beautiful bond when embraced as the Lord would have us to embrace it. If we have so much of our time in other things that we cannot accomplish the traits listed in Proverbs 31:10-31 then we may need to step back and look at our lives a little closer. God wants us to be a reflection of Himself. He wants us to be good to our husbands, of exceptional worth, respectful, trusted, kind, fearing the Lord, blessed by our children, careful, praised, not afraid, a worker with our hands, wise, and generous. Can we possible be ALL of those things? I believe we can. I believe that if we choose to follow the biblical example that God gives us of an excellent wife and we look to Him for help that we can most definitely be all of those things.
We will dig deeper into the who's, what's, and why's. But for now, I challenge you do choose a trait mentioned in Proverbs 31 and use it to do something kind for you husband today.
Serving the Master,

1 comment:

  1. What an inspiring article! I am taking your challenge! Thanks for being a wonderful friend!!