PART 2: Be a wife of noble character
Proverbs 31:10 NIV A wife of noble character who can find? She is worth far more than rubies.The words “who can find?” suggests rarity. The word “rubies” confirms this rarity. The high worth is as a result of this scarcity. The Bible is referring to a wife’s character, not the value of a woman herself, we are all equally valuable as people, as we are created in God’s image. It is our character that is of enormous value, not our material possessions, social standing, or achievements. I wondered why God uses the Word “rubies” and not diamonds as, naturally, diamonds[...]
Respect propels your husband to greatness
Wives must respect their husbands. This is not someone’s opinion, it is an instruction from the Word of God found in Ephesians 5:33 NIV. Respect can be likened to a propeller you find on certain aircraft. A propeller uses air which it forces in a specific direction that thrusts an airplane forward. In the same way our respect propels our husbands forward to confidently be a “go getter”, to achieve all God has created them to be, to aspire to greater and higher callings, to conquer the world, to “subdue the earth”( Genesis 1:28NIV). If you ask any husband who[...]
PART 1: We can never measure up to her perfection and we don’t need to
“Why can’t I ever measure up to the Proverbs 31 woman?” you may have cried out or wondered countless times in despair. I know I have. The proverbs 31 woman has no name, she is just super woman EVERYTHING! From a woman to a businesswoman to a wife to a mother, she is just perfect and it seems she does all this with very little sleep too! The Bible says in verse 15 that she “gets up while it is still night”! The good news is, you were never meant to measure up to her perfection in the first place,[...]
A wise husband or wife who loves God and wants to be obedient, loves their spouse and want to earn and demonstrate trustworthiness will have no problem adhering to healthy boundaries in their marriage. Self control is important, it is a fruit of the Holy Spirit in us, but boundaries, to avoid the traps of adultery and sexual immorality, are essential too. It really has nothing to do with insecurity but everything to do with being holy and set apart for Christ and your spouse. 1 Peter 1:14-16 NIV [14] As obedient children, do not conform to the evil desires[...]
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