A godly wife contributes greatly to the success and prosperity of her husband. I write a lot about how ive grown as a wife and how my obedience to god has helped my husband become the man he is. She is always held up as what every wife should strive to be. These 10 virtues of the proverbs 31 woman demonstrate how, as christian women today, we can all be proverbs 31 women. Wives, submit to your own husbands, as to the lord. A blueprint for christian living helps relate each proverb to different phases of life, and helps apply them to the spiritual journey as well. Characteristics of a godly wife and what it means for how her husband values her. It is presented as advice which lemuels mother gave to him, about how a just king should reign verse 19, and in the second part detailing the attributes of a good wife or ideal woman verses 1031. This is a very good devotional book that leads you through proverbs 31. If you want to be a wise wife, that starts by being a wise woman.
You know, the seemingly perfect woman found in chapter 31 of the book of proverbs. The passage offers us a glimpse into what being a virtuous woman or being a proverbs 31 woman might look like. Jan 16, 2016 have you heard of the proverbs 31 woman. The book of proverbs is a collection of practical advice and guidelines for our lives. King lemuels mother wanted him to choose a wife wisely and she offered him a list of characteristics to look for in a godly wife. A virtuous woman is a crown to her husband, but she that maketh ashamed is as rottenness to his bones prov. This book shows us how we should have submission, kindness, respect, consideration. Honor your father and mother this is the first commandment with a promise, that it may go well with you and that you may live long in the land. Proverb 31 is the 31st chapter of the book of proverbs in the hebrew bible or the old testament of the christian bible. The rod and reproof give wisdom, but a child left to himself brings shame to his mother.
Proverbs is my favorite book of the bible and, being a man, the title of this volume piqued my curiosity. Jan 9, 2014 explore the book of proverbs with liz curtis higgs and more than 14,000 believers. In this series of videos youll learn biblical terms such as chayil and yare. Septuagint, the expression means one of power either in mind or body, or both. Here are three things verses from the book of proverbs taught me about marriage. A man who finds a wife finds a good thing and obtains favor from the lord.
Whoso findeth a wife findeth a good thing, and obtaineth favour of the lord. For the husband is the head of the wife even as christ is the head of the church, his body, and is himself its savior. In your journey to becoming a godly wife, finding the right food for your mind is of great importance. Seven virtues of a godly wife and mother paperback by. But the lord made them both, and they have no reason to resent each other. Proverbs 31 devotional devotional theology of work. When considering scriptures on being a good wife, it is also important to consider pauls teachings to titus. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. If you are a single woman with a desire to grow in your walk with god and prepare for your future husband, this is the book for you. Ordo frustra quaeritur ubi nullus fuit observatus, says mart. This book was written for any wife who wants to have a better marriage, be the wife that god designed them to be, or is desperate for a change. The subheadings of each chapter of this book are intentional declarations of i am for you to meditate on and apply to your life. For a mans ways are before the eyes of the lord, and he ponders all his paths. The subject of countless mothers day sermons, womens bible studies, christian blogs for women, and christian womens ministries such as proverbs 31 ministries, the proverbs 31 woman also known as the virtuous woman certainly gets her.
It is a praise of the good wife, a definition of a perfect wife or ideal woman in the nation of israel, who is an industrious. The reverent and worshipful fear of the lord is the beginning and the principal and choice part of knowledge its starting point and its essence. Walking in your godgiven role is a 31day devotional book for the woman who desires that her marriage be more than one that merely survives, but become one that absolutely thrives. Heres a list of 17 characteristics of a godly husband for a guide. He emphasizes the need for godly wives to teach younger wives how to love their families. A closer look at proverbs 31 four lessons 14 bible study course study to shew thyself approved unto god. This is the nature of wisdom literature as it seeks pedagogically effective ways to illumine life situations and to guide the unwise or not yet wise into wise choices concerning how to shape their lives as members of the human community that lives under the scrutiny and the providential rule and care of the creator see essay, p. Lysa terkeurst, president of the proverbs 31 ministry, has written a practical guide for each spouse that. Her husband has full confidence in her and lacks nothing of value. Such a woman is not simply loving and modest and loyal, but is a crown to her husband. The selfhelp shelf is full of books and those books are full of quick and easy tips. Not only will you appreciate your spouse more but you will understand yourself as a proverbs 31 wife. There is some kind of loose connection in the grouping of these proverbs, but it is difficult to follow.
There are verses that mention how to be a good mother and wife, but preparing your heart for those things can help bring you closer to god. Chances are, if youre a christian woman, you already have some sort of idea. It is a wellpresented text followed by a good study guide composed of four or five thoughtful questions for each chapter. See more ideas about proverbs, book of proverbs and verses. We have arrived to the final post of the book club. This proverb shows the power a wife can have in her marriage and in the life of her husband. The guiding principles of the book are to trust in the lord with all your heart proverbs 3. Reflect on how gods character strengthens you for your every day. It covers a wide range of topics, such as bible quotes about happiness, bible verses about love, and scripture on how to trust in the lord. Ideas for quotes encouragement love christian women godly wife, godly woman.
And the purpose of it is to teach us how to obtain wisdom, be disciplined and live a godhonoring life. Proverb 31 is the 31st chapter of the book of proverbs in the hebrew bible or the old testament of the christian. But one needs to make sure they are also feeding their brain the word of god and books that are. A mans greatest treasure is his wifeshe is a gift from the lord. It was written a poem so that it would be easy to remember and it was intended to guide a kings choice in choosing a godly helpmeet. A little extra sleep, a little more slumber, a little folding of the hands to restthen poverty will pounce on you like a. If you are a married woman with a desire to grow in your role as a godly wife, you will also be ministered to through this devotional.
It was written by a woman who has been through many of the struggles that you may have been through and has walked the valleys to gain the understanding she has. A proverbs 31 daughter training daughters to be godly women. Children, obey your parents in the lord, for this is right. The wife of noble character a wife of noble character who can find. But i must ask would king lemuels mother give him detailed instructions on what. For if the truth be told, they both arrived naked and destitute, and they shall both leave this world the same way. Proverbs 31 niv bible the sayings of king lemuelan. The proverbs 31 wife handbook an easy to follow daily. Velez lays out the proverbs 31 wife in a heartfelt way.
But i believe that god s word stands the test of time, dont you. An excellent wife is the crown of her husband, but she who brings shame is like rottenness in his bones. Becoming a proverbs 31 woman does not mean you have to be married or have kids. Often women believe that proverbs 31 doesnt really apply to our modern lives.
At times the book of proverbs is very direct and earthy cf. She taught him to be on guard against promiscuity and drunkenness and encouraged him to tend to the poor. You can bless the people around you through your daily actions. Obviously, this is not something that comes naturally. The proverbs 31 woman was never meant to be your role model, but rather a story told to a son by a mother who wanted him to appreciate a godly wife. A proverbs 31 daughter provides encouragement for daughters as they grow and prepare for their future.
When the righteous increase, the people rejoice, but when the wicked rule, the people groan. Spoil to damage or injure in such a way as to render useless or valueless. The book of proverbs provides profound insights and exceptional wisdom on how to live a happy and peaceful life, by honoring and respecting god as allgood and allpowerful. Working on becoming a proverbs 31 woman is something that should be practiced da. Proverbs 31 depicts a strong woman who puts gods wisdom into practice in her life. Dont spend years of marriage trying to make your husband the man god wants him to be. Then in verses 1031 she instructs him on how to find the perfect godly wife she has no name just a superior character.205 1091 1129 945 1089 242 761 1560 692 805 1353 950 1409 40 481 327 1509 1300 360 512 1519 1116 472 164 779 750 1169 152 1398 837 1170 40 874 834 293 534 624 1536 206 144 1301 926 178 605 1262 786 41 237 989 1361