Monday, January 19, 2015

Virtuous Woman #2

All right! It's time for my second virtuous woman post! Today's challenge is found in Proverbs 31: 11-12:

"The heart of her husband doth safely trust in her, so that he shall have no need of spoil. She will do him good and not evil all the days of her life."

Now, this one is a little tricky coming from someone who does not yet have a husband. It's pretty obvious, though, that the virtuous woman is faithful to her family. She is loyal to her husband: he doesn't have to worry about her sneaking around, running off, wanting a divorce, etc.(This is why it's so important to date for a few years- so you really know the person you commit to spending the rest of your life with!!!). She cares for her family: providing in any way she can, making sacrifices when necessary, praying for her children, etc. He doesn't have to worry about her- he trusts her completely.
The virtuous woman will do good to her husband. Again, this is similar to the previous verse- he can trust her because she only does things a Christian woman should do. Notice it says "all the days of her life". Everyone has bad days. Days where you just want to go back to bed and wake up in, say, a couple of years. Days where you feel like you might explode at the smallest bit of pressure. This is a really tough verse: even in the bad days, she is honorable and does what she needs to do. Wow. How hard it is to appear cheerful when you don't feel like it! "Fake it till you make it" (as my senior pastor used to say) is one of the most difficult virtues to master. I believe we should all take this to heart, whether you are an old maid, a happily married woman, or just a teenage girl, to your family, spouse, children, whoever! Do good and not evil all the days of your life! Let's see what God will do with us when our moodiness is out of the way!!!

1 comment:

  1. AMEN and amen! This is perfect! I love how you applied the verse to all. And that last quote? So true!