Thought for the Day #330

 

THE PERFECT WIFE

 

Proverbs 31:10 31 (New American Standard Bible)

 

10 An excellent wife, who can find? For her worth is far above jewels.

11 The heart of her husband trusts in her, And he will have no lack of gain. 12 She

does him good and not evil All the days of her life.

13 She looks for wool and flax, And works with her hands in delight.

14 She is like merchant ships; She brings her food from afar.

15 She rises also while it is still night, And gives food to her household, And portions to

her maidens.

16 She considers a field and buys it; From her earnings she plants a vineyard.

17 She girds herself with strength, And makes her arms strong.

18 She senses that her gain is good; Her lamp does not go out at night.

19 She stretches out her hands to the distaff, And her hands grasp the spindle.

20 She extends her hand to the poor; And she stretches out her hands to the needy.

21 She is not afraid of the snow for her household, For all her household are clothed with

scarlet.

22 She makes coverings for herself; Her clothing is fine linen and purple.

23 Her husband is known in the gates, When he sits among the elders of the land.

24 She makes linen garments and sells them, And supplies belts to the tradesmen.

25 Strength and dignity are her clothing, And she smiles at the future.

26 She opens her mouth in wisdom, And the teaching of kindness is on her tongue.

27 She looks well to the ways of her household, And does not eat the bread of idleness.

28 Her children rise up and bless her; Her husband also, and he praises her, saying:

29 "Many daughters have done nobly, But you excel them all."

30 Charm is deceitful and beauty is vain, But a woman who fears the LORD, she shall be

praised.

31 Give her the product of her hands, And let her works praise her in the gates.

 

Women are constantly looking for council and advice on being a good wife and mother. Psalms 31 provides the best instruction from God. None better can be found. Every godly wife should strive to attain this measure of success.

 

It is still applicable in these modern times. The Holy Spirit will give ability and wisdom.

 

Prayer:

 

Dear Heavenly Father, I Long to be fulfilled as a wife and mother. Sometimes I become despondent and discouraged. My heart grows heavy. I want to be the kind of a woman described above. Help me, I pray. Renew my spirit and encourage my heart. Let your Holy Spirit strengthen and guide me. I pray in the name of Jesus Christ my Lord and Redeemer. Amen.