We’re starting a series, looking at what some call “The Proverbs 31 Woman.” Starting in verse 31:10 today.
I love The Voice Bible translation. I appreciate the extra information that is given with the text. A side note says about this part of the proverb that King Lemuel’s mother warns him about the dangers of women and wine. Both have brought down and distracted leaders and kings, not only in the Bible, but in today’s world as well.
As I read this verse, I am reminded that this girl is far from excellent and superior, especially when it comes to my marriage, and when it comes to my role as Bill’s wife.
There are days I’m critical, unloving, self-absorbed, and just plain grumpy. I wonder some days how Bill puts up with me.
But what encourages me, even through my grumpy times, is found in the second part of this verse. I pray it encourages you too.
Her worth far exceeds that of rubies or expensive jewelry.
Friend, you are worthy. You are priceless. You are worth more than fine, expensive jewelry. Especially to the One who created you.
I don’t know about you, but that helps me today.
No matter how many times we may fall, fail or falter, we can turn to the One who considers us priceless. He’s there waiting for us to come to Him. To brush us off, clean us up, and to help us get back on the path again.
Even in my grumpy days. Even in the days I think or say something I shouldn’t have. Even in the moments I am are far from excellent or superior.
And, by turning to God and trusting Him in our roles as wife, mother, daughter, friend, etc., He equips us to live out those roles with excellence. Without Him, there’s no chance of us even coming close to that.
Start your day off with a similar prayer…
Father God. Thank you for this day. Thank you for the roles you’ve given me in my life. Father, equip me to be the wife, the mom, the woman you desire me to be. Help me to be excellent and superior in all that I do for you. I just desire to please you. And may I be reminded today I am worthy in your eyes. In Jesus Name. Amen.
Blessings to you this day!
(I am linking up with my friend Meredith at 4hisgloryblog.com on this Woman to Woman Wednesday.)