Proverbs 29-31 marks the end of this Godly book of wisdom.
Yesterday in our reading, quarrelsome wives were being compared to leaky roofs. Today, good and faithful wives are "worth far more than rubies (Proverbs 31)." Now, that is more like it. That's the kind of woman I want to be...
In Proverbs 31, we get to read through this beautiful reflection on "The Wife of Noble Character."
And here's the thing, even if you aren't a wife or a woman, this scripture is full of inspiration for Godly character and living a life full of God's grace.
A wife of noble character who can find?
I started thinking about what these NOBLE CHARACTERISTICS look like for a woman today. They certainly transcend time.
A woman of noble and Godly character today may or may not be wife, but she...
...is still worth far more than rubies
...brings good, not harm
...works with eager hands and strong arms
...plants seeds of faith wherever she goes
...vigorously sets about God's purpose for her life
...opens her arms to the poor and extends her hands to the needy
...is clothed with strength and dignity
...can laugh at the days to come
...speaks with wisdom, and faithful instruction is on her tongue
...watches over the affairs of her household
...does not eat the bread of idleness
...is called blessed
...is a woman who knows the LORD
A prayer for today-
Thank You for Your love, Your mercy, and Your grace that transforms my character.
Forgive me when I fall short of the person You have made me to be.
I pray that You will strengthen my heart, my mind, my soul, and my hands to live for You. Guide me by Your Holy Spirit and use me to love, encourage, and support others.
Make me a person of noble character in Christ.
Fill me with Your hope and laughter in the days to come.
I pray also for ______________ today. I pray You will pour out your presence and power into the lives of these people and situations.
Our souls cling to You, Lord. Your right hand upholds us.
In Jesus' name I pray,
Grace and peace of Christ,