Welcome to week two of our Proverbs 31 Project. I am so eager to keep up this journey of enlightenment. Thank you for tuning in and I pray these messages empower you as they have me.
Day 10: You’re Worth 100 Compliments!
“The glory of young men is their strength: and the beauty of old men is the gray head.” -Proverbs 20:29
Keep the compliments coming. They are for you to reflect over when this challenge is over. Our ‘Husband Box’ is not only for the single with hopes of marrying one day but also for the married to pray and meditate over the best qualities or the qualities that would make your relationship shine at it’s best.
Today we are jumping into Proverbs 31: 13.
“She seeketh wool, and flax, and worketh willingly with her hands.”
Basically these verses let it be known that a virtuous woman isn’t afraid to get her hands dirty. A true woman of God, virtuous woman is not scared of hard work. No rest for the wicked so why should the diligent be lazy.
How can one succeed if they never play, let alone enter the game?
Never in the text has it said that a woman, wife, or rib is to do ONLY as her husband says. Just because he is “man of the house” does not mean the responsibilities of providing for the household is strictly on him.
An ideal productive household has a strong male figure as the lead and a strong woman whose determination is just as driven versus man work, woman sit. It is not a crime nor a cardinal sin to assist in making your surrounding a success with the means gifted by God.
What man wants a lazy woman who depends on the man to provide her every need? It’s one thing to be spoiled by your mate but it’s something else altogether to be plum lazy. I’m straight up guilty in the spoiled department and I’m not ashamed. I’m not ashamed because, I will push the mower, roll with weed eater, and/or hold a tool to help fix a car. Whatever is needed, if I can help–I’m down.
There is nothing wrong with being pampered or treated every once in a while. There is nothing wrong with being the Queen of the house and being treated as such by our spouse or significant other. The simple fact is ‘we are queens.’ Point blank period, no matter what we have gone through, no matter what we go through, no matter where we come from, we are QUEENS. We are ancestors of Queens but that also gives a woman no right to sit and wait on the man to provide.
Why on Earth do so many people of the world, ‘men and women,’ feel they are entitled to anything? My personal opinion, if you didn’t work for it and you aren’t interested in working for it then you don’t get it. Simple as that…No matter what ‘it’ is. My opinion and I approve this message.
The text from Letgodbetrue.com verse thirteen speaks of a woman who searches for raw materials and provides richly for her family. If something needs to be handled, she is all for rolling up her sleeves and handling business.
Where does it say that the ‘keeper at home’, homemaker, or stay at home mom was supposed to wait for the man to provide and fully support the house financially?
Some women actually want the title of ‘wife’ to feel like they belong. They look forward to the ‘benefits’ of being a kept woman.
KEPT WOMAN – A glorified whore. A woman who gives up her body in exchange for gifts or room and board. You can slap a wedding ring on it if you wanna, but you’re still pimping yourself out.
Nothing against a woman, who has no other goals in life but to be a man’s dumping post in more ways than one, whatever floats your boat. In order to fit the mold of a virtuous woman there is a simple guideline that one must follow. When studying the word and applying the lesson to your life, we are halfway to knowing better so we do better.
Thoughts? Discussion? Comments? Feedback?
Inquiring minds want to know. 🙂 Until next time…