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The wise woman!

Scripture reading for July 13th: Proverbs 30-31

As Proverbs comes to it’s conclusion, it ends with emphasis on the godly wife and mother.  Wisdom was a virtuous woman in several locations in Proverbs. (Proverbs 8 and 9:1-12) The opposite of this virtuous woman was another woman, “Folly”.  (Proverbs 9:13-18) Folly was a prostitute and lacked sense.  She wouldn’t stay at home and was often on the prowl.  Her door led to death and many were the number she had slain!  (Proverbs 7:26-27)

Proverbs 31:10-31 describes the wife of noble character.  This description of the noble wife has stood as a pattern for women throughout the ages of godliness and righteous living.  This godly wife was a worker and trustworthy. (Proverbs 31:11-17)  She got up and was busy providing for the needs of her household.  She cared for the poor and needy with her excess.  She was thoughtful for the future and planed ahead.  She clothed her children with scarlet and her husband was honored in the city gate.  She spoke with wisdom and clothed herself with dignity and strength.  Her children and husband blessed her!  She feared the Lord and will be rewarded at the city gate!

This woman is also like the Bride of Christ!  The “Bride” is a worker and faithful to  Jesus Christ.  The Bride is busy and cares for the needs of the household of faith.  She provides garments of scarlet–coverings of the Blood over all her true children!  She reaches out to the poor and needy with gracious giving.  She is mindful of the future return of the Bridegroom and makes preparations and is assured that She will be ready!  She speaks with wisdom and is clothed by her Husband with dignity and strength!  Her children and Husband honor her!  She will receive her reward at the city gate and Her works will praise Her–The New Jerusalem!

I thank God for the godly women in my life that have modeled Christ’s character to me.  I thank God for the Church of Jesus Christ!  The Church also models godly wisdom to the world as we work diligently for the Master!  He is coming soon!

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The Godly Wife!

Scripture reading for July 12th: Proverbs 30-31

As Proverbs comes to it’s conclusion, it ends with emphasis on the godly wife and mother.  Wisdom was personified as a virtuous woman in several other places in Proverbs. (Proverbs 8 and 9:1-12) The opposite of this virtuous woman was another woman, “Folly”.  (Proverbs 9:13-18) Folly was a prostitute and lacked sense.  She wouldn’t stay at home and was often on the prowl.  Her door led to death and the grave and many were the number she had slain!  (Proverbs 7:26-27)

But Proverbs 31:10-31 describes the wife of noble character.  This description of the noble wife has stood as a pattern for women throughout the ages of godliness and righteous living.  This godly wife is a worker and is trustworthy. (Proverbs 31:11-17)  She is up and busy providing for the needs of her household.  She cares for the poor and needy with her excess.  She is thoughtful for the future and plans ahead.  She clothes her children with scarlet and her husband is honored in the city gate.  She speaks with wisdom and is clothed with dignity and strength.  Her children and husband bless her and honor her!  She fears the Lord and will be given her reward at the city gate!

This woman is also like the Bride of Christ!  The “Bride” is a worker and is faithful and trusted by Jesus Christ.  The Bride is busy and cares for the needs of the household of faith.  She provides garments of scarlet–coverings of the Blood over all her true children!  She reaches out to the poor and needy with gracious giving.  She is mindful of the future return of the Bridegroom and makes preparations and is assured that She will be ready!  She speaks with wisdom and is clothed by her Husband with dignity and strength!  Her children and Husband honor her!  She will receive her reward at the city gate and Her works will praise Her–The New Jerusalem!

What a great day we live in!  Thank God for godly women in your life–wives and mothers!  Thank Him for being a part of the Church of Jesus Christ, His holy Bride!   Let’s stay busy and working for the day of His appearing is coming quickly!  This is true and godly wisdom!

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Small but Wise Creatures

Scripture reading for July 13th: Proverbs 30-31

The last two chapters of Proverbs are written by obscure authors.  Agur was believed to be a wise teacher who lived in the kingdom of Massa under King Lemuel. (from notes in Life Application Study Bible)  King Lemuel wrote down sayings from his wise mother and wrote Proverbs 31 while Agur wrote Proverbs 30.  Agur taught wisdom in sayings about “two’s”, “three’s”, and “four’s”.

“Four things on earth are small, yet they are extremely wise:  Ants are creatures of little strength, yet they store up their food in the summer; coneys are creatures of little power, yet the make their home in the crags; locusts have no king, yet they advance together in ranks; a lizard can be caught with the hand, yet it is found in kings’ palaces.” (Proverbs 30:24-28)

Ants are found almost everywhere.  They are extremely small and are never still.  You can find them moving some heavy loads when it is hot in the summer.  They are busy preparing for the cold winter season.  This is a lesson to us to be working while there is time and opportunity.  The time is coming when no man can work.  It is well to have preparations made for those times.

Coney’s are probably a type of rock badger.  They are not very big and could be vulnerable to predators.  They are considered wise by the author because of where they chose to live and hide.  They make their homes in the crags–cracks in the rocks where other animals or humans have a hard time reaching them.  Wise men learn to live in the refuge of God their Rock who shelters them from predators and evil.  If only we could learn from these small creatures!

The locusts are insects that appear to have no leader, yet they work together for protection and advancement.  These insects can systematically devour every green plant as they move through the land.  Man, however, acts unwisely by doing things alone and refuses to cooperate with others to move forward.   Even those who claim God as their King often refuse to be in the ranks of His army!

Lizards are fearless and go where they please without respect of persons.  They are resourceful and can squeeze into tight places.  They can be caught by men but do not fear them.  Can you learn from the small and wise?

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Wisdom for the godly wife.

Scripture reading for July 13th: Proverbs 30-31

As Proverbs comes to it’s conclusion, it ends with emphasis on the godly wife and mother.  Wisdom was a virtuous woman in several locations in Proverbs. (Proverbs 8 and 9:1-12) The opposite of this virtuous woman was another woman, “Folly”.  (Proverbs 9:13-18) Folly was a prostitute and lacked sense.  She wouldn’t stay at home and was often on the prowl.  Her door led to death and the grave and many were the number she had slain!  (Proverbs 7:26-27)

Proverbs 31:10-31 describes the wife of noble character.  This description of the noble wife has stood as a pattern for women throughout the ages of godliness and righteous living.  This godly wife is a worker and is trustworthy. (Proverbs 31:11-17)  She is up and busy providing for the needs of her household.  She cares for the poor and needy with her excess.  She is thoughtful for the future and plans ahead.  She clothes her children with scarlet and her husband is honored in the city gate.  She speaks with wisdom and is clothed with dignity and strength.  Her children and husband bless her and honor her!  She fears the Lord and will be given her reward at the city gate!

This woman is also like the Bride of Christ!  The “Bride” is a worker and is faithful and trusted by Jesus Christ.  The Bride is busy and cares for the needs of the household of faith.  She provides garments of scarlet–coverings of the Blood over all her true children!  She reaches out to the poor and needy with gracious giving.  She is mindful of the future return of the Bridegroom and makes preparations and is assured that She will be ready!  She speaks with wisdom and is clothed by her Husband with dignity and strength!  Her children and Husband honor her!  She will receive her reward at the city gate and Her works will praise Her–The New Jerusalem!

What a great day we live in!  To be a part of the Church of Jesus Christ, His holy Bride is the greatest privilege and blessing!   Let’s stay busy and working for the day of His appearing is coming quickly!  This is true and godly wisdom!

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